Once Greek, Always Greek

Catharine Jones tells of a homecoming, but it isn’t so straightforward. She discusses the relationship between her identity as a survivor and the other aspects of life that make her who she is. Fun, friendly, and inviting, Jones’s tone invites her readers...

Easter Women

There is a consistent narrative throughout history of women not being believed or taken seriously, but the truth has always been that women’s and survivors’ stories are crucial. The story of the Easter Women is as powerful for women of thousands of years...

Dad

Sandra Shaw Homer takes us through the complicated years of her childhood with grace and skill. It’s a piece that speaks to the prevalence of sexual violence in domestic, everyday settings, and it also provides a powerful example of the ways in which survivors...

On Healing Editorial

We are kicking off our blog with two editorials from one of our editors and the champion of The Nightingale, Megan Otto. Her clear voice has guided much of Awakened Voices in the past half year. Her knowledge and skillful dedication to writers and survivors of sexual...