No, it wasn’t ‘just a mistake’ and no, they don’t deserve a second chance.

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“8 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.”

-Perpetrators of Sexual Violence: Statistics by RAINN.org

It’s not uncommon for a rapist to be someone likeable, even trustworthy. In the case of child sexual abuse, 60% of abusers were people that the family knew and trusted…

Your suffering is valid even if it doesn’t inspire a work of art.

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I’ve experienced periods of poor mental health for as long as I can remember. And in that time, I have never been able to use my pain to produce a masterpiece that changed the world. I was too busy barely functioning to be some kind of tortured genius.

The notion…

I write to help survivors. But I also write to educate perpetrators. This is what happens when they don’t want to learn.

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I began writing in 2020 about my experiences of being estranged from my parents as a result of a lifetime of abuse. It took an indescribable amount of courage not only to write about it but to admit to myself that what happened was wrong. I wrote a piece titled…

Laura Fox

I write to heal myself and others. laurafoxwriter@gmail.com

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