Three summers ago, beginning the legal process after my own assault, I never would have imagined how different things would be now. I, like many other survivors who speak out or pursue legal action against their attacker, felt like nothing could ever get better. Facing your assailant repeatedly in court will do that to you.
However: these past few years (and really, months) have forced me to notice what an enormous difference there is between then and now, both emotionally and literally. I started this project only a few months ago, but helping others to share their stories and let their voices be heard (or seen via poster) is incredibly important to me and incredibly rewarding.
For the announcement: As of yesterday, Surviving in Numbers is officially a non-profit corporation!! I never would have imagined this project would grow so quickly or reach the level it has. Information on how you can donate to the non-profit (tax-deductable! Wahoo!) will be coming ASAP, and I’ll also create a poll/form that would allow me to figure out which college or school I can bring this project to next. (Ideally, with donations, I’ll be able to get to colleges I otherwise couldn’t reach; this will allow even more survivors to speak up and will allow me to do the project in person on posters, as I did at Boston University, Tufts, UMass and Mount Holyoke.)
Thanks for sharing your voice, and for listening to mine. <3