Our Stories Untold
This post has been a long time coming, not that I haven’t written about it or spoken about it before, but I’ve never written about it or spoken about it in this depth, to this wide of an audience. As more comes to light about Eastern Mennonite University’s response to the issues concerning Luke Hartman, particularly from survivor Lauren Shifflett, I feel like I have to offer my voice and my story. This story does not include Luke Hartman but it does involve EMU’s failure to appropriately respond to a student’s report of sexual assault. That student is me and this is my story. I echo much of what Lauren said in the beginning of her story—this is just a part of me, a part of my life; it is not all of me. There is so much to say so let’s just start at the beginning.