This article is based on the movie “Dear Juliet,” and it is for everyone who has ever had their heart broken by someone who did not deserve to have their heart.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, empowerment has been a central theme amongst survivors. Praised for using their voices, women have found hope and inspiration after years of repression. However, the vulnerability and trauma that come with sexual assault are overlooked.
A few days ago, I was driving home from work when I noticed a sign outside my old Christian school that read, “Love God. Love Others.” Instantly my chest filled with rage. Was this the same place that sent middle schoolers to a pro-life rally? Was this the same place that advocated against LGBTQIA+ rights? Was this the same place that enforced political candidates with discriminatory platforms?
This “fab five” wasn’t always a unit. As with any process, things weren’t quite straightforward — guitarist Alex Weir describes it as “fluid.” Luke Hargraves and Weir, the founding members, …