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"Dear Sister, "

"It wasn't your fault- it was never your fault. You did nothing wrong. Hold this tight to your heart: it wasn't your fault."

"At night when you lay there and your mind fills with images and you wonder if only, if you had . . . if you hadn't . . . . Remember: it wasn't your fault."

"Dear Sister" highlights the lessons, memories, and vision of over forty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share a common bond: they are survivors of sexual violence. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors.

"Dear Sister" goes far beyond traditional books about healing, which often use "experts" to explain the experience of survivors for the rest of the world. Where other books about rape weave the voices of feminists and activists together and imagine what a world without violence might look like, "Dear Sister" describes the reality of what the world looks like through the eyes of a survivor. From a professor in the Midwest to a poet in Belgium, an escapee from a child prostitution ring, a survivor advocate in the Congo, and a sex worker in San Francisco, "Dear Sister" touches on issues of feminism, love, disability, gender, justice, identity, and spirituality.

Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipina writer and editor whose work has been published in "make/shift," "Bitch," "Left Turn," and "Critical Moment."

About Lisa Factora-Borchers

Editor: Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipina writer and editor of the Dear Sister Anthology. She received her BA in English from Xavier University and a joint masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. Lisa worked extensively with survivors of sexual violence in non profits, coalitions, and university settings before applying her work to the literary world. She was an assistant editor at make/shift magazine for three years, and her work can be found in Left Turn, Critical Moment, and Bitch magazines. Her interests focus on liberation, spirituality, (im)migration, US women of color writers, and transnational feminist action. In her spare time, she enjoys developing her photography which was featured in Red Sun Press' political photo exhibit Critical Views: A New Generation. Lisa currently resides in the midwest with her partner and son and is working on a novel. Foreword: Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, published writer, international lecturer, and activist based in Philadelphia, PA. An incest and rape survivor, she spent eleven years, seven of which were full time, to produce write, and direct NO! The Rape Documentary. This groundbreaking documentary explores the international reality of rape and other forms of sexual assault through the first person testimonies, scholarship, spirituality, activism and cultural work of African-Americans. List of Contributors and Bios Aaminah Shakur is an Indigenous/Muslim/queer/disabled poet

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Author : Lisa Factora-Borchers
Publisher : AK Press
Data Published : 14 January 2014
ISBN : 1849351724
EAN : 9781849351720
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 178 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    "Dear Sister, "

    "It wasn't your fault- it was never your fault. You did nothing wrong. Hold this tight to your heart: it wasn't your fault."

    "At night when you lay there an