R U B B E D R A W

This photo series was created in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and may be triggering for survivors.

I was bruised and battered, rubbed raw by what had happened, searching for something to cover me. And this is what I found…

MEN ARE MORE SEXUAL
“We all know that men are just more sexual than women. What can you expect?”
ATTENTION WHORE
“What an attention whore.”
DID YOU SAY NO
“But did you say no?”
PLAYING DOCTOR FULL
“He was only playing doctor, dear.”
AT LEAST
“Look, at least it wasn’t rape.”
FOCUSED ON FACE
“It happened so long ago, can’t you just get over it?”
ATTENTION WHORE FULL
Please, just listen.
PLAYING DOCTOR
….but it wasn’t just playing doctor.
WEARING
“Lying bitch. Has she even considered how this could effect HIS future?”
YOU KNOW
“You know you wanted it.”
FINALE
“Just out of curiosity…how did it feel?”

I was the most exposed I had ever been. I needed someone–something–to cover my scars, and this is what I found. Your words wrapped around me. Strangled me. Trapped me like a straitjacket. Until now.

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