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Lily Fang  📚 Lost and confused student 👩🏻‍💻 Co-curator @thankyoutragedy 🌎 MA | OH | Bordeaux | Oxford 👇 RUNNING 50k TO RAISE MONEY FOR @rainn

CW: rape/sexual assault
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Tl;dr: I was sexually assaulted 2 years ago and am seeking social justice by running a 50k to raise money for RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization. Link in bio to donate.
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My first experience with sex was being raped. Two years ago, my then-boyfriend violated my body. It was two weeks before the end of the semester. I had verbally and unambiguously withheld my consent multiple times over the past several months. That time, he didn't even ask; he didn't even give me a chance to say no.
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I froze in that moment. And because I froze, because I didn't push him away, I thought it was my fault. I thought I let it happen to me.
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I washed the blood from my sheets, buried the incident, and left for my year abroad. I only told someone 1.5 years later. By that point, it was too late for the college to do anything. He had graduated months before.
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I'm pursuing direct justice through all possible avenues, but the sad truth is that direct justice relies on people who may refuse to take responsibility for their actions, on people who may refuse to acknowledge that a crime occurred. Direct justice also relies on a system that is slow and places a great burden of proof on victims--proof that I didn't collect two years ago in my state of distress.
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If I cannot have direct justice, I want social justice. April is sexual assault awareness month. In 1.5 weeks, I'm planning to run a 50k (31 mi), my first "ultramarathon". After the assault, I felt powerless. But running has always made me feel strong. In conjunction with the race, I'm raising money for RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the States. Of every dollar donated, 93¢ goes to helping survivors and preventing assault.
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I hope you'll join me in fighting this sexual assault epidemic by supporting this cause.
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#saam #saam2018

Old books 📚
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French word of the day: spine (book)--le dos (normally the word for "back"; the word for back cover is "la quatrième de couverture")

Yesterday, I:
1. Skipped class for the first time.
2. Officially turned in my math thesis!
Wonder if those two things are related? 🤔
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French word of the day: to take off (plane)--décoller ✈️

Another one from last year--still a total mess despite hurdling the first round of deadlines. Step by step, right?
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French word of the day: a hurdle--une haie (track)/un obstacle (figurative)

Sunny walks in Windsor ☀️ .
French word of the day: to drool—baver

Me: my math thesis is due April 2nd.
Friend: oh, so it's almost done!
Me: well, there's a difference between "almost done" and "almost due" 😭😂
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French word of the day: DSLR--un reflex (numérique)
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📸: @spazzinq

Wake me up ☕
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Taking photos of strangers' coffee... (I like my espressos without sugar hehe)
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French word of the day: to trespass--pénétrer illégalement/sans autorisation dans (un endroit)

After the storm last week...still waiting for spring 🌱
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French word of the day: customer service: le service clients/après-vente

More #strangersinmyfeed ..
Back to the grind after a week off...
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French word of the day: troubled/disturbed--perturbé(e)

#whenpeoplematchplaces . . .
French word of the day: a glutton--une morfale

Anti-celebrate (v.)--to do nice things for yourself after a disappointing outcome
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French word of the day: plowed (after the snow)--déneigé

Before the storm...still trying to decide if I should venture outside in today's blizzard 🌨️
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French word of the day: (weather) forecast--la météo

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