#MeToo Series

A Burst of Butterflies

by Christine Stoddard

The veil of ignorance can prevent us from knowing who we are. But we owe it to ourselves to explore our potential and seize our power. This is especially true for women and non-binary people because we are too often discouraged from embracing our strength. The national take-down of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—who brought forward sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh—proved (once …

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The Identity that Immigration Built

by Jhanvi Ramaiya

We are pleased to announce that the So to Speak Blog’s Immigration Limited Series is now open for submissions. Please read our submission guidelines and submit your pieces on Submittable.

To introduce the series, here is a letter about coming to a new country and finding a place to call home, written by So to Speak‘s very own Nonfiction Editor, Jhanvi Ramaiya.


My first view of …

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100 Lies

a collaboration by Debra Dean, Denise Duhamel, Angie Griffin, and Julie Marie Wade

(“Just remember: what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” Donald J. Trump)


1. The sun continues to rise in the west, just as it always has. Trust me, I’ve studied these things.

2. Medical experts say I have such good genetics, I will never sprout a gray hair.

3. Obama went gray in office because the job was way over his head. Total disaster …

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The #MeToo Movement and the Future

the So to Speak Team

When the #MeToo movement achieved mainstream visibility and global reach last year, the entire team of So to Speak wanted to be a supportive and active part of the campaign. Our goal was to provide a platform for the victims of sexual assault and harassment, something with a little more room than Twitter’s initial 140 characters to continue their stories.

We can honestly say this series …

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#MeToo. Now What? | Jenny Fan Raj

by Jenny Fan Raj

How might we turn a hashtag into lasting social change?


The revelations keep coming, descriptions of sexual harassment and assault both disgusting and horrifyingly familiar. Amid the ongoing maelstrom of political gaffes and natural disasters, we are witnessing a wave of women coming forward to share stories of sexual assault and harassment. An endless row of survivors, lining up like lemmings to reveal private ordeals.

And yet …

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