college

Personal narrative from an anonymous author

By | 2018-04-10T00:26:39+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: By & For Ace Survivors, Personal Narratives, Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My experiences have caused me to lose faith in the idea that people will come to understand and acknowledge my sexuality without an explicit statement that I am asexual. Even this statement rarely generates understanding or compassion from friends; usually I am met with confusion, discomfort, or even silent denial in the form of attempting to steer the conversation elsewhere.

Triggers Everywhere: Refocusing in College After Trauma

By | 2018-04-09T02:41:45+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: By & For Ace Survivors, Personal Narratives|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

College can be hard even when nothing traumatic happens to you – especially in a physical therapy doctorate program – but navigating hallways where you could pass your rapist at any moment is hard on another level. And on a small campus, where he’s popular and you’re not? It can feel like all you can do is brace yourself. Forget support systems or telling anyone his name.