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How far would you go to tell a story?

Nine years ago, writer and Voices and Faces Project founder Anne K. Ream and documentary photographer Patricia Evans embarked on a unique journey.

Lived Through This
Their goal was to bear witness to the stories of sexual violence survivors who have been shaped – but refuse to be defined – by what has been done to them. Their passion was to put names and faces on an issue that too often leaves its victims silent, and invisible. The resulting book of narrative and photographic profiles, Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors, is now available.

Praised by V-Day founder Eve Ensler as “heart-stopping and beautifully rendered,” Lived Through This defies conventional wisdom about life in the wake of sexual violence.

Part personal history of Anne Ream’s own experience rebuilding her life after violence, part memoir of a multi-country, multi-year journey spent listening to survivors, Lived Through This is both deeply personal and resolutely political. From Anne’s insistently resolute opening essay to its final, deeply moving story, this is a book about truth, but also about hope. The accomplished and courageous women and men profiled in Lived Through This are, in the words of the author, “living reminders of all that remains possible in the wake of the terrible.”

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Read Anne K. Ream’s introduction
to Lived Through This

Check out advance praise for the book

Purchase Lived Through This at,,, or your favourite indie bookseller.

Be There:
Join Anne and our Voices and Faces Project team at a
Lived Through This reading or event.
  • University of Puget Sound
    March 31, 2014
    Puget Sound, WA

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
    April 6, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Arkansas National Guard
    April 9, 2014
    Little Rock, AR

  • Clinton Presidential Center
    April 10, 2014
    Little Rock, AR

  • End Violence Against Women International Conference
    April 22, 2014
    Seattle, WA

  • Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy
    May 7, 2014
    Evanston, IL

  • Books In Bloom Literary Festival
    May 18, 2014
    The 1886 Crescent Hotel Garden
    Eureka Springs, AR

  • Printers Row Book Fair
    June 7-8, 2014
    Dearborn and Polk
    Chicago, IL


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