Trigger Warning: Rape, Mental Illness Sharing my TEDx Talk “Relationships After Rape” at Hamline University on April 5, 2019 was an extremely emotional experience for me, but I am glad that I did it. On May 8, 2019, my TEDx Talk was published on its YouTube and social media platforms. Ever since then, it feels like I have been living with what my boss calls a “vulnerability hangover.” Nothing rang more true for me when she said that to me after I was explaining to her what emotions I have been dealing with since the release of my personal and vulnerable talk. I chose to give this talk. I could…
Recently, there has been a push for states to adopt strict laws regulating abortion. This, of course, has sparked intense controversy. These strict new laws are the wrong way to prevent abortions.
A hashtag brought awareness to an issue that already had existed for centuries. This isn't the beginning of an era. People are slightly more aware of how pervasive the issue is. That's it.
Rape scenes in particular have no place in a show. I will defend this opinion from both an artistic standpoint and a social perspective.