Elizabeth Backstrom

Elizabeth Backstrom majored in journalism at Western Washington University and currently works as a content analyst and grant writer in Spokane. Her background is in newswriting and features, but if an overabundance of caffeine is consumed, she has been known to write a humor piece or two. Backstrom attended various Christian churches growing up in Spokane and currently attends First Covenant Church, an inner-city ministry in downtown Spokane.

#WhyIDidntReport — The Sound of Silence

I thought I was over it. Everything happened so long ago that it seems like someone else's life. But this year, and this week especially, has brought painful details of my assault and the aftermath of telling people back into clear focus.

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