TW: sexual violence, stalking
I’m Anna Binkovitz. If you’ve heard of me at all, chances are it is because of my slam poem “Asking For It” that has recently been making its rounds on the internet through sites like Upworthy and Jezebel. In the piece, I make an extended metaphor of the idea that…
This so perfectly sums up my own anxieties on going public with parts of my past, of “my story”. This is a brave woman and this piece gives me hope, strength and power to continue challenging myself to speak my own truth, to add it to the collective. The choices are to be invisible or visible, and after years I find myself crawling out of the shadows, craving the light.