Imagine Butterflies

(Written from the perspective of a child who has experienced abuse) I close my eyes and imagine butterflies  As you ravage my fragile frame My beautiful colors weep and seep out, splattered across the canvas   In the pull and push of your dirty desire. My tiny hands struggle and writhe  Trying to shake away the … More Imagine Butterflies

How to support survivors of sexual assault

Step One, Believe Them. Image courtesy: SAMANTHA PATTEN/www.dailycal.org It’s time to take the conversation about sexual assault out in the open. Recently, a young woman was sexually abused in a locality in New Delhi. She recalled the incident to the magistrate court, and what she revealed confirmed the worst about the state of our law … More How to support survivors of sexual assault