Empath Lit was started by Alexandra Naughton and Dianna Dragonetti,
"two survivors who wanted to curate a project by and for people who have been victimized, abused, silenced. Seeking poetry, prose, essay/memoir/accounts of experiences, and more formal/journalistic criticism/reviews. Reclaim your narrative. We want to support you."
This is an incredible project and I am grateful to be a part of it. My work, "Father's Day Poem" does carry a trigger warning (re: sexual and child abuse) but I think it's important, now more than ever, to stop being ashamed of my story and to let people know that I am a survivor. Terrible things happened to me but my life is not terrible. I made it through the other end. I was a victim, yes, but most importantly, I am a survivor.
For any of you who are dealing with abuse and need someone to talk to, I am here. Please reach out via my contact page or DM me via Twitter @aziadupont.
In the words of Empath Lit, reclaim your narrative.