The Slaying won’t stop here.
I am collecting stories of sexual assault from women primarily working in sex work. I will collect submissions on my instagram in DMs. I will create and illustrate a character of power to associate with each story: deities, goddesses, totems, general bad bitches, icons, etc. where they will be printed next to each other in a book.
This project will help eliminate long standing shame of sex work and of sexual assault by humanizing it with aggressively unabashed accounts, changing the narrative from "rape victim" to "victor of trauma and social stigma".
This story has been told very recently in court and in other legal and socio-political platforms, but has not been shown in a visceral retelling of gripping, personal stories and illustrations that capture the strength of conquering one's personal struggles with rape.