Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Date

Spring 2019


Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Poetry | Women's Studies

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This poem is an exploration of the aftermath of sexual assault and the myriad factors which determine how women, especially women of colour and Asian women, cope with that aftermath. I am particularly concerned with how the testimony and literature of Asian women can prompt other Asian women to unravel their own stories by reflecting these stories back to them and giving them a medium through which to have this confrontation. With this piece I attempt to communicate that the act of confronting and sharing trauma is a continuous and absolutely vital process for survivors of sexual assault.


1st Place Winner, 2019