By Kathleen Volk Miller
When W. Simone Di Piero received the phone call telling him he was to be awarded the annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, he didn’t believe the caller for two reasons: One, it was April 1, and two—“This kind of stuff doesn’t happen to me.”
By Tara Murtha
Currently in Pennsylvania, alleged victims of child sex abuse have until the age of 50 to file criminal charges and 30 to file a civil lawsuit against their attackers. One proposed bill sought to abolish the age limit altogether on both the civil and criminal side. Another bill proposed that, Pennsylvania install a two-year “window” for civil suits.
By Nina Hoffmann
We need to hear from you—the survivor, the loved one, the advocate. We need you to tell your story, in your own words. To do so would help bring to light the one thing that’s missing from the national conversation: the reality of what it’s like to heal from the devastating effects of sexual abuse.
By Michael Alan Goldberg
The vivacious 40 year old is the founder and music director of Philly’s acclaimed Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and one of a precious few professional African-American female conductors in the nation. A first-rate ensemble, the nonprofit Black Pearl is as notable for its ethnic diversity as its musicality.