An interview with philosophy Professor Susan Brison who survived a sexual assault and attempted murder. Professor Brison describes the transition from needing to tell the story, to finding the story increasingly boring as she healed. She spoke about how group therapy, self-defense classes and jazz singing all helped her recover. She describes the pressure she felt from others to “buck up, ” and forget, and how difficult it is for others to listen to stories of trauma. She also describes her decision to go public because rape is a hate crime against women, and she felt committed to bear witness.
Susan’s next concert in on Wednesday, April 13th, from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Faulkner Auditorium for the Performing Arts, at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Tickets are free.