This is One of Those Stories We Don’t Just Tell for Fun

(Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault)

You know how people sometimes play that “game” of trying to prove they have the most grief? As a survivor of sexual assault, this poet was wasn’t up for playing – but someone else carelessly threw her trauma into the ring.

Here’s her stirring telling of the moment her story was taken from her – check it out and feel the power of taking your strength and story back.

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Meaghan Ford is a Boston-based writer and designer always looking for that next great project. She’s a regular reader at the Cantab Lounge and Poetry Slam and is helping to organize the 2011 National Poetry Slam. 

Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.