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"I May Destroy You" Is Your Guide to Being a Trauma-Informed Friend

Watching Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' may be cathartic for the too many that have experienced trauma, but it's also a beautiful lesson in friendship.

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While the show itself could be considered triggering because of its intimate tango with sexual trauma, Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You is spot on in its depiction of the inner, outer, and everything in-between forms that trauma morphs into as it takes life hostage.

The show revolves around the stories of three complex characters battling their own angels and demons: Arabella, a Ghanaian woman loosely-based on Coel IRL, her friend Kwame, a Ghanaian gay-identifying male, and Terry, her best friend. All three experience nuanced forms of sexual trauma and deal differently.

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What Happened to Duffy?

Aimee Duffy was positioned to be the next big thing in soul music. Then, a horrific act of sexual violence kept her out of the public eye.

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Trigger Warning: This article includes mentions of violent sexual assault.

In 2009, a rising Welsh singer named Aimee Duffy won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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Nike Continues Contract with Ronaldo Despite Rape Allegation

Kathryn Mayorga claims that Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.

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In the wake of rape accusations brought against Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Nike--who reportedly has a $1 billion dollar contract with the player--has said they will, "continue to closely monitor the situation" but has not expressed any intention of suspending Ronaldo's contract.

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