Awakened Voices Magazine
Awakened Voices is an online magazine that provides a home for survivors, secondary survivors, allies, and advocates to share their healing through writing and digital art. Submissions have come from all over the country and world, and our staff provides supportive and healing feedback to writers. Awakened Voices has published work by 227 writers and artists. Awakened Voices and our blog, The Nightingale, aim to challenge public perceptions of sexual violence by leaning into nuanced aspects of survival and healing. These fourteen issues and blog are an outlet for survivors from all over the world to share their stories and be a part of the Awakenings community.
Issue 14: Curtain Call
Published September 30th
Issue 7: Here, There, and Everywhere
Published: December 4, 2018
Cover art by Megan Karson
Issue 6: A Day in the Life of a Survivor
Published: May 2018
Cover art by Amber Johnston
an extension of Awakened Voices
We seek to provide a platform for even more writers to share their voices. In The Nightingale, we published fiction, non-fiction, essays, resources, and reviews. As always, Awakenings seeks to make visible artistic expression on the topic of sexual violence that is survivor-focused and works towards healing. Like the magazine, our blog is home to many genres from different voices and experiences.
Do you want to engage with more survivor literature but aren’t sure where to start? Our library is comprised of memoirs, graphic novels, short stories, poetry, and magazines. You can download the catalogue to browse our library collection. We’ve added links to finding the books online, and you’re welcome to come to our gallery in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL to see the library in person!