Jennifer is a survivor of rape and a lesbian. She also identifies as queer. She is constantly motivated by how these cohabiting aspects of herself seem to be a point of confusion and contention for other people. Jennifer has participated in fundraising, was a volunteer rape crisis counselor at an emergency room in NYC and has advocated and organized on behalf of local anti-sexual violence organizations as well as individuals. She trained and worked as a group facilitator / community organizer for Project Envision, an off- shoot of New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault before leaving to focus on the anthology. She believes in the power of working with productive anger and from the center of our overlapping and often shared marginalizations. Her work was included in “The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse”. She is the editor of an anthology titled “Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement”.
Photo taken by Alexandra Lauro