There is no situation that makes your assault your fault. I distinctly said No to both guys, more than once. One used his body weight to force himself into me, the other took advantage of my inebriated, unconscious state.
What’s sad are the similarities between these two, very different situations. I told both men I did not want to have sex, and both men told me they did not have those intentions.
What’s even worse is the fact that instances like these happen all the time across all college campuses. But women are told that it’s our fault, that we asked for it. Continue reading
My favorite time of the year is when the Texas weather cools down and I can finally wear scarves and knitted sweaters. I’ll admit, even though I think the pumpkin spice fad is a little over the top, I do get excited when I finally see ‘pumpkin spice’ flavored everything, a sign it is officially Autumn. … Continue reading
I’ve never been a huge fan of Lady Gaga’s music but I always appreciated her imprint on the music industry and the immense amount of strength she gives her fans. She never ceased to amaze us with her costume choices and the statement behind those decisions. And then when we thought she couldn’t shock us anymore, … Continue reading
I realized I had lost my confidence and self-esteem. I didn’t feel pretty anymore, nor did I feel worthy of anything. I knew this wasn’t me. This was not who I am. Continue reading
I haven’t been here a month, and I already love this city. There is something about Austin that is different. it’s got a little more oomph to it that’s just better. Continue reading
Relationships are all about growing and learning who you are as a person. But I wish I knew these things sooner. Continue reading
Maybe we still have a long way to go before we get to where we want to be, and maybe our current plan of action isn’t quite getting us there as quickly as we’d like. But that doesn’t mean we should give up, nor should we feel defeated. Continue reading