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A Credible Witness and the Power of Cognitive Dissonance

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Photo credit: Win McNamee Competing Truths Exist in Every Sexual Assault Allegation “She has wanted to call you for a long time, but her experience was very painful and she didn’t want to relive it,” this unknown woman said to me over the phone. A few things you should know. This […]

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Senator Mazie Hirono Pressing Nominees On Sexual Harassment

“The questions have never been asked before. And why is that? Because it would take a woman to ask questions like that, I would say.” Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii decided to make sexual harassment an active discussion among Senate committees because of the Me Too movement as she saw the rising potential for Congress […]

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Great Writer’s League of Texas Conference 2018

  This weekend marked the 2018 Conference for the Writer’s League of Texas. This was my first writer’s conference. I learned a ton of new information and met some fantastic people. I had the honor of being able to pitch my book, “Perversion of Justice” to Vivian Lee of Little A. Amazon Publishing and Sarah […]

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Recent @alissasherry Twitter Activity

This month I started promoting the completion of my book about the sexual harassment/assaults of two women at the hands of former Federal Judge Samuel Kent. Unfortunately, this has ignited a firestorm of inappropriate twitter and facebook bullying by a number of people who have misguided ideas about the work I have done as a […]

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Perversion of Justice

I am happy to announce the completion of my first book, Perversion of Justice. When I say “completion”, I mean I have written all but the last chapter, edited it three times, and I am looking for an agent and a publisher. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” I don’t […]

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Sum of Many Parts

I am one irresponsible, red Tesla purchase away from a full-blown mid-life crisis. Wikipedia defines mid-life crisis as a “psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life.” As a part of this staring at the abyss of my […]

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‘You haven’t read Harry Potter?!’ and other things people tease me about.

I’ve never read Harry Potter. There. I said it. While it has been tempted to go see the films so I can cheat in writing workshops and pretend like I know the plot, I haven’t done that either. I have no intention of ever reading Harry Potter. To anyone who would like me to read […]

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The Mask of Morality

On September 10th, 1991, a then 48-year-old, Democratic Senator from Delaware, and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Joe Biden, gave his opening statements in Judge Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing. Biden, looking more brown-eyed than blue at that age, warned Thomas of the party’s biggest concern amid the […]

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Jon Krakauer’s Missoula: A Much Needed Education in Understanding Rape Culture

Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town” is an exceptional piece of work that seamlessly marries narrative and fact in a heartbreaking story of how our culture (and by definition, our justice system) marginalizes sexual assault victims in defense of status quo stereotypes. Missoula chronicles the story of several college-aged […]

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