I Will Survive

The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse

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The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse contains an abundance of culturally specific and compassionate advice and information that includes accessible instruction on navigating police, health care, and legal systems, as well as an extensive resources section.

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$18.00 USD
March 2003
224 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
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ISBN: 9781580050807

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I Will Survive

The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse

By Lori S. Robinson

$18.00 USD, Trade Paper Original, March 2003

In I Will Survive, Lori Robinson has created a valuable resource for African-American survivors of sexual assault (as well as their families, friends, and communities), incorporating personal stories, civil rights history, and a call for community activism. An award-winning journalist and a rape survivor herself, Robinson walks readers through the ways survivors can experience emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual healing, offering her firsthand knowledge on the particular difficulties African-Americans face on their journey toward recovery. She also explores why black women are more likely to experience sexual crimes—an insightful discussion framed in the context of the American slave system and modern institutionalized racism.

This groundbreaking guide for African-Americans contains an abundance of culturally specific and compassionate advice and information that includes accessible instruction on navigating police, health care, and legal systems, as well as an extensive resources section. The book’s sympathetic, informative, and ultimately hopeful advice will resonate with African-American survivors and all those who wish to support them.

About Lori S. Robinson

Lori Robinson is a journalist and educator currently teaching media at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador. A former editor and columnist at Emerge: Black America’s Newsmagazine, her honors and awards include the National Association of Black Journalists Award, the Unity Award in Media, and the International Black Women’s Congress Inspirational Award. She is the founding editor of the Black Women Today website. Lori is a rape survivor herself. Her powerful story of surviving an attack was first published in the May 1997 issue of Emerge magazine. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.