Healing from Assault Is Almost Impossible Without Family Support

in Sexual Assault

This is an article I was interviewed for to share my thoughts on how families can support survivors of sexual assault.

Trigger warning This article contains references to sexual assault

Article by Katherine Singh for FLARE Magazine (AUG 17, 2018)

“There was kind of a moment of regret,” recalls Madi Fuller. She was sitting in a police station break room in New York City, stranded and alone. “I was like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything.’” A third-year politics major, Fuller was visiting New York for an international model UN event in March 2016. The week-long conference brought students from around the world—including the man who spiked her drink at a bar.

“All I knew was that I fell asleep and [then] this was happening,” Fuller says of her assault. “I woke up in a hotel room with someone having sex with me that I didn’t know.”

She confronted the man after the attack and his response was horrifyingly glib: “I didn’t think the pills would kick in so hard.”

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