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“We’re not, like, endangered animals”: Big Thing

CW: sexual assault

‘Sharing the story felt like sharing the proprietary rights to the story. I knew that it would change things for them, that it came with an unavoidable recalibration of their understanding of me. That no matter how good and kind their intentions were, the human instinct is to make assumptions, to fill in gaps, to construct your own narrative. I wasn’t sure of what I was trying to tell them, so how could I be sure of what they were going to hear?’

In the second instalment of her column ‘We’re not, like, endangered animals’, Hannah Davis writes about a Big Thing, and her thoughts on it.

Illustration by Josephine Moir.