Unsanitized Survival: a diary of sexual trauma recovery


The sexual trauma recovery process is messy, raw, vulnerable—the hardest and bravest thing you’ll ever do for yourself. During it, you’ll need your pain to be constantly validated. As survivors, we hope this zine begins to do that for you. We invite you into our diary—into the ugly, into the unsanitized versions of our narratives. We collected relics, stories, and poems from significant points in our journeys to illustrate viscerally that recovery isn’t as “clean” as people often chalk it up to be. Some of the proceeds from this zine will go to Mutual Ground, a domestic violence shelter in Aurora, IL- a place dear to Annie's heart that provided her affordable therapy during her own recovery! <3