Toufah Jallow: How to Humanize and Accept Survivor Stories

Trigger Warning: this episode contains subject matter which includes sexual assault and domestic violence. 

The stories told by sexual assault survivors are best told through their voice when they are ready, but that can mean secondary pain in the form of judgement, disbelief, and shame. It’s why so many survivors don’t speak their truths. Because words like “allegedly” take the power of their words and minimize them to protect their attacker’s rights. And it’s one of the reasons why Toufah Jallow does what she does. Jallow is an anti-rape activist who spoke at Concordia presents, The Walrus Talks: What’s Next? In Ottawa. 

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