A Letter From a Convict About Rape and Abuse

by reblogging this, i neither condone, the authors’ actions. Sheva

Social Action 2014

 

 

by Laura Cowan

Think you know all about how abuse feels? Take a look from the other side.

[Editor’s Note: Laura Cowan is a survivor of domestic abuse, and now conducts educational programs about victim awareness and understanding abuse. After conducting one such program in a state prison recently, she received the following letter from one of the inmates spoken to. It is presented here with permission, with identifying names and details omitted for privacy. Spelling and grammar errors are in the original.]

Dear Ms. Cowan,

First off, my name is _________, and I want to take this time to thank you for coming to _______ and speaking to us in the “Victims Awareness Class.” I am going to be honest with you, when I first started this class, I thought it was going to be like all the other classes that I have taken in different programs…

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survivor of CSA & DV. Instigator/organisor of first public march & rally against child sexual abuse 1993.

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