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Sleeping Beauty

The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath
photo: Elisa Iannacone

"In the original fairytale, the princess is asleep and the prince rapes her. I felt like 'Sleeping Beauty' and could have stayed in that tower forever."

Flight and Fight

The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath
photo: Elisa Iannacone

"The plane took me home and brought me back to the country to start an organization for rape survivors. All along I found my grounding in ballet."

Circus

The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath
photo: Elisa Iannacone

"Everything around me felt like a circus."

Present

The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath
photo: Elisa Iannacone

"I was 5 and he was 16. He said: 'If you come up to my room I'll give you a present.'"