So we have about eight entries so far. A few poems, a couple of interviews, and some blog posts. Artwork is also coming and about four other contributors will submit entries.
We’ve got contributors from Singapore, Canada, USA, the Netherlands, and Australia, and we have a range of different experiences.
Each girl has a different story and I love their courage and their heart to share it to help others.
We’re still looking for as many contributors as possible. Your voices matter.
So, some other ideas/prompts for ways to contribute include:
- A list of things people should and/or shouldn’t say to a person who has been sexually assaulted
- A list of things you want people to understand about your experience of sexual assault
- A letter to the perpetrator
- A letter to yourself
- A letter to people letting them know how they can support you best
- A drawing of how sexual assault made you feel
- A poem of your thoughts and feelings surrounding your experience
- Your biggest struggle in dealing with sexual assault
- How society can help people who have experienced sexual assault
- How you’ve healed from your experience
- What you learnt from your experience
- How would you encourage other girls and women who feel like they can’t share what happened to them
You can write in response to these prompts directly or use them as jumping off points. You can submit as many entries as you want.
Submit your entry to wordslikesilk@gmail,com with your name, age and country and if you’d like to be anonymous.
Copyright stays with you and you will receive a complimentary copy of the pdf version of this self-published book.
For more info, check out this post: Sexual assault book
Feel free to email with questions or suggestions, and please share this post with anyone you think might want to contribute. And if this resonates with you at all, please reblog so as many people as possible have the opportunity to be part of this project.
Thanks heaps! Let not one person feel like they can’t share their story. Let not one person feel shame for what has happened to them.
Everyone’s stories and experiences matter and can help others.