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Rape (9 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Hande looks at recent news reports of sexual violence in her home country, Turkey, and explores what's behind men's desire to dominate and control women. (full text)
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The author endures a sexual assault when she's 8, and some of her family blames her. She slowly learns who she should trust and benefits from opening up to the right people. (full text)
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Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Erica learns to manage her emotions through therapy and medication. (full text)
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The author loses her close relationship with her grandmother when she speaks up about the abuse that’s happening in their home. (full text)
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Years later, the male author still feels deeply ashamed about being raped at age 8. (full text)
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Psychologist Patti Feurereisen talks to Mimi about how to recover from the trauma of rape. (full text)
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The author meets a guy she really likes and they start going out. Then he plans a “surprise.” (full text)
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The writer is sexually assaulted by her friend, and she keeps it a secret for months until a failed suicide attempt prompts her to write about the experience. (full text)
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Hande looks at recent news reports of sexual violence in her home country, Turkey, and explores what's behind men's desire to dominate and control women. (full text)

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