Three months after I was raped, I fractured two of my molars from grinding my teeth while I was sleeping. I woke up every night to the sound of a door breaking open, wood splintering: a sound that existed entirely in my memory.
In 2008 I was living in Paraguay. I had just started my two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer and I was in charge of procuring my own work. Arts and crafts projects would have been a simple way to improve the community while I adjusted to an entirely new diet and language. But I had little patience and thought I…
Former volunteers are accusing the Peace Corps of blaming them for their own sexual assaults. Today, the issue goes before Congress.
After 20/20 featured women who'd survived sexual assault while stationed overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, Congress took notice. And now, one of the women who came forward is being honored.
After posting about the assault of women in the Peace Corps, we received some troubling emails — and information about a very good cause.
• Katie Couric to Princeton's female grads: "There is no more challenging, rewarding or important job than being a mom. I just want to say this — sometimes dreams of domestic bliss are interrupted by reality. People get divorced. People die. You need to protect yourself." How inspiring. •