[Article] An Unlikely Bond by Alissa Ackerman

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My friend Jenn pointed me to this short article in Psychology Today, one woman’s story of healing from a rape that happened when she was 16 years old.

That’s a photo of Alisa Ackerman at about the age when she was raped by someone she met a party. Alisa shares about her profound experience in a self-organized restorative process with a men’s treatment group for sex crimes. One thing I wished Alissa had written more about was her friend Jill’s role in facilitating the process, but overall a really insightful first-person account of how surprising the path to healing can be. —Felise Nguyen