Cover Photo: Photo by Vincent/flickr
Photo by Vincent/flickr

Frozen Ground: On Reporting a Statutory Rape Twenty Years Later

“I wonder if we’re all self-possessed marionettes, our strings on the inside.”

Imagine your body ethereal, floating up to the ceiling, moving around the corners of the room.

Look:

Mother, gonna take your daughter out tonight

Father, gonna show her the power

statutory rape

.

Someone should’ve protected you,

Maybe a different girl’s parents caught him in bed with their under-aged daughter? Maybe he put a man in the hospital?

Purple HazeYeah, that’s who I am.

rape crisis services,I’m not the kind of person who calls a rape hotline.

I want to do this for me.

Wanderer

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Jennilie Brewster is co-creator of the writers' conversation series The Hustle. Her recent fellowships include the Ucross Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center’s Swann Fellowship for a writer who’s also a painter. A resident of Roosevelt Island in New York City, she’s working on a book about landscape and trauma. 

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