[CN: rape, rape’s aftermath, emotional abuse.]
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Shame thrives in isolation and silence. Thank you for witnessing these stories, and for lessening my burden by doing so.
I invite all who would like — whether you typically comment on blogs or not — to share in the comments any part of this post that resonated for you, any memories it may have brought up, or any other thoughts you wish to convey.
“Body Lessons (Genealogy of an Orgasm)” is part of an ongoing memory project.
The entire series can be found here.
[Image: L’Origine du monde. Painting by Courbet (1866). Discretion by Alice (2016).]