Your Role as an Ally

Words by Valerie T. W
Art by Zoe Alexiades

I was on the train when I received a call from my friend overseas. We’ve been friends since junior high but hadn’t seen each other in a year. We talked for hours, catching up on each other’s lives. Then, she told me a story that I could barely fathom.  She had been sexually assaulted by her own cousin, while staying at his home. Your Role as an Ally