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Date Rape Actress | How to Be a Woman

Andrea Rogers

Date​ ​Rape​ ​Actress

“You’re just an empty cage, girl,

If you kill the bird”

– Tori Amos, “Crucify”

 

At sixteen, she felt it

when the man gave her

moonshine: that slowing

of blood, strange feeling

of floating out.

 

And so she became a bird,

buoyed, looking upon the body;

saw it groped, kissed,

discarded, propped against

a tree, mindless, poisoned.

 

The body, thawing, rocked

back and forth ’til morning, when,

the vomit drying on its …

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Voices in Motion

Allie Ross

A note from the Assistant Blog Editor—

The response to So to Speak’s themed series, itself a response to the #MeToo and #HimThough campaign, was beyond our expectations. It has been humbling to read your very personal recollections made prose, poetry, and art. We are taking appropriate time to read each and every individual piece submitted. The final pieces to be published here will debut as soon as …

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