My photo professor sent me an email asking me to tell him more about me, so that he can write a recommendation for the other college. So I did. I even told him that something bad happened to me here and I didn’t like how it was handled, and because of it I got a “service dog,” and that that was the best thing that happened to me all year. I didn’t tell him what happened. But when he sees how personal my final project is, he’s going to put it together.
Self portraits dealing with rape. A poem on rape. The words “my school tried to silence me. They let my rapist off the hook, unpunished.” And another ” I will not be silenced.” I mean, come on. My whole class will probably figure it out. And sure, it might be uncomfortable. Especially if they ask questions. And they will. I’ll just need to think of responses ahead of time.