(–What Alexi would say to you if you are a survivor of sexual violence–)If you need resources:
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) – The largest anti-sexual violence organization in the world.
They host an online hotline, which provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, their friends, and families over RAINN’s website. It is free of charge and is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!”
National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1.800.656.HOPE(4673) | Free. Confidential. 24/7.
If you decide to pursue a sexual assault case in the justice system, you might want to read: The ABC’s of Sexual Assault: Anatomy, “Bunk” and the Courtroom. It walks laypersons and professionals alike through the labyrinth of sexual assault in the criminal justice system. It is written by Michelle Ditton, the Chief Nursing Officer at the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center and author, Laurie Gray, a lawyer with fifteen plus years of prosecuting felony sex crimes.
Other young adult fiction books that might be helpful to you:
Rape Girl by Alina Klein
Fault Line by C. Desir
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
This is something I’ve listened to a million times thanks to the wonderful Sara Bareilles. She has a little something to say about being brave that I agree with completely. My college class made this Channel Your Brave video for me (set to her song) as a Christmas gift. BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER.