You Are Not Damaged Goods

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Sexual abuse is a topic that is not typically discussed in traditional Indian households. The stigma associated with it is so strong that many victims prefer to stay quiet. I’m also one of those victims who chose to stay quiet. This is my untold story. I was nearly 6 years old when…

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Channeling Survivor’s Anger

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Coming around to writing this piece has been a constant struggle for me. When I finally get to it, I am frozen like I was when it happened to me. I am angry and unable to coherently put my emotions onto paper. Over time, I have realized that I can turn…

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Why I Don’t Stand: An American Minority on the Pledge of Allegiance

“Please stand for the Pledge and a moment of silence.” Growing up, it was a phrase that was branded in my mind as the one constant in my life. At first, since I was young and didn’t know any better, I would stand with my right hand over my chest and recite the words I’d…

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