Lady Gaga, in an attempt to gain some relevancy, has put out a video for a song she made, titled, "Til It Happens To You." The video is in black and white and depicts various date rape scenarios. Trigger Warning to those who decide to watch it.
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*TW: rape, rape culture, police bullshit*
I was raped. I was raped when I was 18 by my boyfriend. On UW-Madison's campus in the summer of 2004. I didn't report it, and I'm glad I didn't.
[Content Note: BDSM, submission, rape]
"The idea that there is one best way to do sex afflicts radical as well as conservative thought on the subject." -Gayle Rubin, Deviations
Sometimes when I meditate, thoughts of my rapist arise.
I used to stop right then and there--I used to run--but one day I followed him. I followed the meditation through to the end.
I’m teaching a yoga class for survivors of domestic and sexual violence at a local women’s shelter. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot more about what differentiates a trauma-sensitive yoga class from a regular one. What’s particularly interesting to me about this is that I’ve been teaching (somewhat unknowingly) from a trauma-sensitive perspective since I received my RYT in 2010.