These are stories of fear, struggle and perseverance. Each account reveals a horiffic truth about the way society treats sexual assault.
According to RAINN, 97% of rapists don’t spend a day in jail. Kesha Lagniappe, a multiple rape survivor herself, is infuriated at the system and how many rapists walk free. She has decided to create an entire art project based on the number 97 and the significance it holds.
Our society has failed women in a big way. When women are raped, we question every minuscule decision the woman made in the moments leading up to her rape. We don’t take the time to truly listen, we just try to think of the ways she could have avoided the situation.
I am one of those women.
Krystal Saul was abducted then violently raped and beaten at the age of 15. She had to time her breaths with his hits so that he would think she was dead just to make it out alive. Click below to watch as she tells her story of survival and the aftermath of such a traumatic experience.