The Selfish Thing

Several months ago, I broke up with my girlfriend of 19 months. I sent them a breakup message on Skype (it was a long distance relationship, they live on the West Coast), deleted their number, and blocked them on every outlet of social media. This came at one of the worst parts of their life.... Continue Reading →

Does Champlain Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault?

Names have been changed to protect anonymity. Chivomengro does not publish the names of survivors of sexual violence.  This article contains depictions of sexual and physical assault and may be triggering to some readers.   “Are you awake?” That’s what Emily’s assailant said while in the process of sexually assaulting her. Terrified and frozen, she... Continue Reading →

Psych Ward

I counted each ceiling tile in my head. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. I got to twenty and then Shauna starting screaming. I looked over, irritated, then lost my place and had to start over. Fucking Shauna, I thought. I was interrupted again at fifteen by a large nurse wearing a nametag that read “Christina.”... Continue Reading →

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