The Way We Survive: Notes on Rape Culture

My first full length non-fiction book The Way We Survive: Notes on Rape Culture came out with Trapeze Books in 2021.

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It’s been featured in The Face, Stylist and Bricks Magazine. I spoke at Bradford Literary Festival on their #MeToo panel, and at Women of the World’s Shameless! Festival in 2021.

The Way We Survive is a powerful, searing indictment of rape culture. Offering up a cultural critique of the insidiousness of misogyny, along with personal, intimate insights into how those who have experienced sexual violence can truly come to survive in the aftermath of such a violation, the book ultimately acts as a clarion call-to-action, demanding a re-evaluation of the treatment of survivors, as well as the need to examine our approaches to justice in the face of sexual violence.  

My editor, Marleigh Price, has said, ‘Catriona is an extraordinary force of nature and a brilliant and emotive writer. Navigating painful, difficult subjects with warmth, empathy and humour, this book feels much needed in light of the current conversations taking place around sexual violence and rape culture. I hope that this is book will validate survivor’s experiences and make those who have experienced sexual violence feel less alone, as well as acting as a powerful insight and analysis into the ways in which rape culture is perpetuated. I couldn’t be prouder to be publishing this vital, necessary book.’

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