‘I wanted him to be standing with me, and telling our story with me, in a way that didn’t just write us into the categories of angelic survivor and evil assaulter. And I think I even told the audience — if this person comes forward to tell his story, I hope that you’ll listen to him.’
That’s Anwen, speaking about Sameer.
What does it sound like for a survivor to get her needs met? What does it sound like for a perpetrator to take responsibility for his sexual abuse of power?
Heartfelt thanks to the Friend Foundation, Varda Rabin, and David Karp at the Campus PRISM Project, which helps universities explore the possibility of applying restorative justice to sexual assault: www.skidmore.edu/campusrj/prism.php