Health and Wellness

Column: What life is like after surviving a sexual assault

Editor’s note: This column discusses a person’s experience with sexual violence. It could be triggering for some readers.

Not often talked about, but often experienced by women, girls, boys, and men at an alarming rate. Being part of the one-quarter of women who have been a survivor of a sexual assault in the U.S. has branded and morphed the way I view and live in the world. The lens in which I see men is now tainted into fear, distrust, stress, and anger. When something . . .