Of course I didn’t tell any of my pre-med friends about my suicide attempt. Future doctors don’t do that.
College campuses are notorious for their high instances of rape and sexual assault. Yet my university, the greatest and wealthiest in the world, could not even provide me a rape kit.
Being sexually assaulted had paradoxically made me ignore his sense of safety and his agency. I was passing on to him the burden of my assault without his consent.
We forget the ones we left behind, and we push others further behind still.
It is frightening how hard it can be to find support at Harvard. I was shocked by how easy it was to hide my pregnancy.