Addressing the most pervasive sexual assault myths

For the last installment in the Sexual Assault Awareness Month series, we are debunking some of the most pervasive sexual assault myths with statistics from rainn.org and NPR and commentary from Graduate Assistant for Bystander Intervention and Prevention Education, Bill Arnold. Myth 1.) The perpetrator is a stranger lurking in a dark alley. The narrative…

NYC journalist and “Controlled” author Neesha Arter speaks out about sexual assault, her career

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment by writer Tristen Phipps in her series that focuses on sexual assault and domestic abuse for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is observed in April. Neesha Arter, 23, is a sexual assault survivor, published author and a freelance journalist in New York City. In Arter’s memoir, “Controlled,” she…