Milk & Honey Pt. 1: The Hurting

Inspired by Rupi Kaur's Milk & Honey, I created a series of photos to represent sexual assault & rape in attempt to open up the conversation. I don't have a lot to say about the topic, but I would like to throw down some facts and statistics just to show how common sexual assault is. One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. Rape is the most under-reported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police. Only 12% of child sexual abuse is reported to the authorities. The prevalence of false reporting is between 2% and 10%. I want women and men to be less afraid to speak up about their assault, which is such an easy thing to want and not at all an easy thing to do. I believe survivors can find solace in numbers, and in stories and just simply by knowing they are not alone. I create in attempt to bring peace to those who need it.

Recommended documentaries: Audrie & Daisy, The Hunting Ground.