Healing from Assault Is Almost Impossible Without Family Support

This is an article I was interviewed for to share my thoughts on how families can support survivors of sexual assault.

*Trigger warning* This article contains references to sexual assault

Article by Katherine Singh for FLARE Magazine (AUG 17, 2018)

“There was kind of a moment of regret,” recalls Madi Fuller. She was sitting in a police station break room in New York City, stranded and alone. “I was like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything.’” A third-year politics major, Fuller was visiting New York for an international model UN event in March 2016. The week-long conference brought students from around the world—including the man who spiked her drink at a bar.

“All I knew was that I fell asleep and [then] this was happening,” Fuller says of her assault. “I woke up in a hotel room with someone having sex with me that I didn’t know.”

She confronted the man after the attack and his response was horrifyingly glib: “I didn’t think the pills would kick in so hard.”

Read the rest of this article HERE.

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