Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Try To Stop It, Speak Out About It, Don't Be Silenced
A lot of people have contacted me this past week about the Steubenville rape case and CANARY. I believe the decision to write my book speaks to my view on many of the issues that are embedded in the case, so instead, I'd like to point you to some important resources on the topic:
A well written article providing background on the case.
A powerful blog post written by a friend about the case.
A brave piece written by a rape survivor for The New Yorker.
Resources if you would like to speak to someone or need help.
Books I believe every teen should read:
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
The Mockingbirds (Daisy Whitney)
Inexcusable (Chris Lynch)
What Happens Next (Colleen Clayton)
I also think it's important to remember what each and every person's duty is as a human being.
If you see something wrong happening...TRY TO STOP IT.
If you can't stop it or it has happened to you, SPEAK OUT ABOUT IT.
Whatever you do, DON'T BE SILENCED.
Speak out, even if it's the hardest thing you've ever done in your life.
Let your voice be hard.