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I read a book this week that shook me - The Last Girl by Nadia Murad. It is Nadia's story of being captured by ISIS in Iraq and used as a sex slave until she escaped. It is a horrifying story, and Nadia is fearfully honest. She was afraid and ashamed to share her story because of the vulnerability and trauma, but she shares it all over the world in the hopes that she will be part of ending sexualized violence. 



What shook me most however was her gut response to those who helped her when she escaped. She writes, "I don't want to sound ungrateful to the family who let me inside their home. They heard my story without judgment and they offered to help. Still, I couldn't help but wonder where they had been the whole time I was captive. Listening to their excuses made me angry, although I tried not to show it. How could Hussein watch those buses drive by, thinking that on board where young girls and women about to be raped night after night by Islamic State militants? How c…

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