To the Survivors
One Man's Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence
To the Survivors is about my journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus some of my stories as a counselor and educator. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarity raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. But this book is not just for survivors of sexual violence. I believe anyone can benefit from the words in these pages, rape survivor or not.
I hope To the Survivors is beneficial for you. If so, I ask that you tell others about this book in any way you can. I also ask that you consider buying a paperback copy for yourself or someone else. Rape is an evil, demonic and satanic crime that affects women, men, and children and one that exists in every community throughout the world. We can fight this evil by showing each other compassion, listening to each other, music, art, and prayer.
May To the Survivors provide hope and peace.