For Harriet : On Rape, Silence and Power

I recently had the chance to post a story on one of the most popular blogs for women of African ancestry-For Harriet magazine. Please read my story here : For Harriet: On Rape, Silence and Power.

Any Woman.

” I am not afraid anymore”. That was the first line she wrote in her journal that night. Insomnia kept her up till the pink-orange tint of dawn .She read the line over and over- again,and each time,she was less convinced than before.Each sob racked her frail frame and  each hiccup brought fresh wrenching  pain…