Live Q&A: Friday, November 20 @ 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST
The 21st century has brought unprecedented evidence of the prevalence of sexual abuse and assault. Finally, the world is beginning to recognize the depraved and hypocritical actions of celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and Hollywood moguls. People everywhere are speaking out in outrage, to express support for the survivors of the assaults, and to raise their voices against a culture that has allowed this behavior to continue for too long.
The editors of this gender-inclusive anthology asked writers and poets to contribute pieces about what being “grabbed” means to each of them. The result is a collection of emotional works in prose and poetry addressing a range of injustices including all forms of sexual misconduct – from an unwanted caress to rape. The writers represented here have mined their collective experiences to reveal their most vulnerable moments – for some, these are stories that have never been shared before. In reading this book, we understand what it means to be “grabbed” emotionally, psychologically, and physically. In the aftermath of violation, we take a moment to hold humanity in our own hands.