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Whether you're a survivor looking for stories like yours, or just someone who wants to learn more, these materials are a great place to start! Our media list is divided into three categories: Read, Watch, and Listen. We hope you find encouragement, healing, and empowerment in the media below. 

Read

Fiction

  • The Nowhere Girls by Amy Lynn Reed

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

  • The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

  • Exit, Pursued by A Bear by E. K. Johnston

  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

  • The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

  • What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

  • All the Rage by Courtney Summers

  • What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

  • Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

  • Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

  • Some Boys by Patty Blount

  • Sold by Patricia McCormick

  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

  • I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Trail of Crumbs by Lisa J Lawrence

  • Good and Gone by Megan Frazer Blakemore

  • Honor Code by Kiersi Burkhart

  • Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather

  • Any Man by Amber Tamblyn

  • The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson

  • The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez

  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

  • Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Non-Fiction

  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Asking for It by Kate Harding

  • Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

  • Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

  • No More Excuses by Amber J. Keyser

  • I Have the Right to by Chessy Prout

  • Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl by Jeannie Vanasco

  • Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo by Mithu Sanyal

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohalia Adbulali

  • Missoula by Jon Krakauer

  • An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman

  • Nevertheless, We Persisted by Amy Klobuchar

  • Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • Surviving the Silence: Black Women’s Stories of Rape by Charlotte Pierce-Baker

  • We Believe You by Annie E. Clark

  • Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration

  • I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacy of Speaking the Truth to Power by Amy Richards and Cynthia Greenberg

  • Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality by Toni Morrison

  • Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape by Jessica Valenti

  • I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass

  • I Never Called It Rape by Robin Warshaw

  • Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence by Lisa Factora-Borchers, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Allison McCarthy

  • Ask: Building Consent Culture by Kitty Stryker

  • Learning Good Consent: On Healthy Relationships and Survivors Support by Cindy Crabb

  • Consent on Campus: A Manifesto by Donna Freitas

  • Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis

  • We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie Clark and Andrea L. Pino

  • Written on the Body by Lexie Bean, Dean Spade, and Nyala Moon

  • In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers by Bernice Yeung

  • The Courage to Heal by Laura Davis

  • The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood by Carlos Andres Gomez

  • The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks

  • Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women by Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz

  • Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

  • No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore

  • Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse by Carolyn Lehman

  • I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse by Lori S. Robinson and Julia A. Boyd

  • Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies by Renee Linklater

  • Surviving the Silence: Black Women’s Stories of Rape by Charlotte Pierce-Baker

  • Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World by Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman

  • Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices Within the Antiviolence Movement by Jennifer Paxton

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk

  • She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

  • Beads: A Memoir About Falling Apart and Putting Yourself Back Together Again by Rachael Brooks

  • The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein

  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller

  • Take it as a Compliment by Maria Stoian

POETRY

  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

  • The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

  • Shout: A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism

Children's Literature

  • C Is For Consent by Eleanor Morrison and Faye Orlove

  • My Body’s Mine: A Book On Body Boundaries And Sexual Abuse Prevention by Kayla Marnach

  • The Summer of Owen Todd by Todd Abbott

  • My Body Belongs To Me From My Head To My Toes by Giesler Dagmar

  • Hands Are Not For Hurting by Nora Gaydos, Akemi Gutierrez

  • It’s My Body by Lory Freeman

  • Something Happened and I’m Scared To Tell by Patricia Kehoe, Carol Deach

  • What Does Consent Really Mean by Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins, and Thalie Wallis

  • Tell Me About Sex, Grandma by Anastasia HIgginbotham

  • Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent, and Respect: Teach Children About Body Ownership, Respect, Feelings, Choices, and Recognizing Bullying Behaviors by Jayneen Sanders and Sarah Jennings

  • No Means No!: Teaching Personal Boundaries, Consent; Empowering Children by Respecting Their Choices and Right to Say ‘No!’ by Jayneen Sanders and Cherie Zamazing

  • Not in Room 204 by Shannon Riggs

 
 
 
 
 

Watch

Available on Netflix

  • Spotlight

  • Abducted in Plain Sight

  • Audrie and Daisy

  • The Hunting Ground

  • Hope

  • Unspeakable Acts

  • Unbelievable

  • Surviving R Kelly

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • Sex Education

  • Loev

YouTube

Other Platforms

  • The Invisible War: Film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

  • I am Evidence

  • India’s Daughter

  • From Victim to Survivor

  • India: A Dangerous Place to be a Woman (BBC Worldwide)

  • Cosby: The Women Speak

  • Dating Rites: Gang Rapope on Campus

  • Rape For Who I Am

  • #MeToo, Now What (PBS Series)

  • The Hunting Ground

  • I May Destroy You

  • On The Record

  • Roll Red Roll

  • It Was Rape

  • It Happened Here: Stories of Sexual Assault on Campus

  • Faces of Harassment

  • Breaking Silence: Starting the Conversation About Sexual Assault in the Muslim Community

  • The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots

  • The Mask You Live In

  • My Masculinity Helps

  • Miss Representation

  • Untouchable

  • At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

  • I Am Jane Doe

  • Brave Miss World

  • Justicia para mi hermana (Justice for my Sister)

  • The 13th Step

  • Twist of Faith 

  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

  • Free CeCe!

  • The Trans List

  • Blindsided

  • Disclosure

  • The Brandon Teena Story

  • Two Spirits

  • Valentine Road

 

Listen

Podcasts

Musicians

Looking for music from artists who are survivors? Check out this article from pitchfork.com that shares the stories of musicians who sing openly about sexual abuse and what it was like for them to come forward publicly. 

Also take a look at this playlist put together in 2017 by NPR: "Songs that Say 'Me Too'"