Dear Survivor

Year 2019

Creator Emily Vaughn

Contributor Ali Lemer

Story type Radio




During the heyday of the #MeToo movement, a writer who survived repeated childhood sexual assault is on the verge of reaching out for help for the first time. But she's not finding her seat at the #MeToo table -- in fact, she doesn't feel welcome there at all. Somehow this social movement, with inclusion at the core of its platform, is pushing some survivors even farther to the margins. Hear how this survivor has redefined "Me Too" for herself. The article referenced in this piece is "Ugly Face." It originally appeared in The Bollard, a local paper published out of Portland, Maine. Link: NOTE: This piece contains strong themes, including sexual assault of a child, and may not be suitable for young listeners.

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