AMERICANCER SURVIVOR STORIES
"It occurred to me one day that almost every woman I know, including my mother and sisters, has experienced some form of physical or sexual abuse.
We live in a patriarchal society where women have been used as bargaining chips, viewed as property, raised to believe their point in life is to support a man, and then told to shut the fuck up when they try and stand up for themselves.
The only thing we can do about it, is share our stories. Shine light on the fact that this is happening to everyone, not just women. And then unite as survivors, with yet another thread in common against AMERICANCER."
-Gary Adrian Randall, artist.
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
By encouraging survivors of abuse, misogyny, racism, and bigotry to share their stories under the AMERICANCER name, we are creating a common thread amongst the oppressed. By hearing these stories, we are creating a culture of empowerment within the minority. We are acknowledging the fact that almost every woman we know has been a victim of abuse #metoo, almost every person of color has exerienced racism #blacklivesmatter, and almost every homosexual has been made to feel less American, and less human, by the AMERICANCER that plagues this country, fueled by the Trump administration #onepulse.
Artists, women, people of color, homosexuals, and every other marginalized subculture within this society must band together as the minority.
And then become the majority.
READ MORE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS HERE
SHARE YOUR AMERICANCER SURVIVOR STORY:
1. Record your story. You can use whatever recording device is available to you, from a mobile phone, to a wire tap (lol).
You can use your first name, or an alias. You can name your abuser by first name, or be vague.
This is your story, so take ownership of it, and be as open as you can, with your personal safety in mind. Just make it as clear as possible, and try and keep it under 5 minutes.
2. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
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