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Our story of rape and reconciliation | Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

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In 1996, Thordis Elva shared a teenage love with Tom Complete stranger, an exchange trainee from Australia. After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after which they parted ways for many years. In this remarkable talk, Elva and Complete stranger move through a years-long chronology of embarassment and silence, and welcome us to go over the omnipresent global issue of sexual violence in a new, sincere method. Note: Remarks are handicapped for this video since YouTube's comment small amounts tools are not up to the task of maintaining a quality discourse here. You are welcome and welcomed to comment on the talk at TED.com.

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