What Raising Our Daughters Can Teach Us About Fighting Rape Culture

(Content Warning: Rape)

You may have heard horrific stories about rape and victim-blaming. Maybe one of those stories is yours. With how often rape happens, what does it mean to raise children and hope for their safety?

In this chilling spoken word piece, Elizabeth Acevedo explores how she would raise her daughter, showing exactly why it’s so important to fight rape culture.

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Elizabeth Acevedo is the daughter of Dominican immigrants, proudly born and raised in the heart of New York City. Acevedo has been published or has poems forthcoming in The Acentos Review, The Ostrich Review, Callaloo, Poet Lore, and The Notre Dame Review. She was the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington DC, 2014 Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and as of August, a National Poetry Slam Champion. She lives in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @AcevedoWrites

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