Our story of rape and reconciliation | Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger
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In 1996, Thordis Elva shared a teenage romance with Tom Stranger, an exchange student from Australia.
After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after which they parted ways for many years.
In this extraordinary talk, Elva and Stranger move through a years-long chronology of shame and silence, and invite us to discuss the omnipresent global issue of sexual violence in a new, honest way.
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