Rachel Walker
Modern Dancer
About Us

Program Director

Salamishah Tillet
is the program director of and writer for A Long Walk Home. The performance "A Long Walk Home: A Story Of A Rape Survivor" documents her personal journey as a rape survivor. Salamishah breaks the silence that often surrounds rape by narrating her trauma in order to educate both survivors and non-survivors about sexual assault and recovery. Salamishah has written several pieces on rape and sexual violence. Her poem "Do You Know What Rape Feels Like?" is performed in A Long Walk Home, and her essay "Fragmented Silhouettes," on violence against women in the African-American community, appears in the Abafazi journal and the forthcoming projects of Women and Therapy and Battered, Black and Blue: Violence in the Lives of Black Women.
Salamishah currently belongs volunteers at the Boston Rape Crisis Center and the Harvard Coalition Against Sexual Assault. In May 2001, Salamishah discussed rape as a human rights issue in the forthcoming film by the Cambridge Documentary Film on global rape, and in March 2000 she was interviewed in Aishah Shahidah Simmon's documentary NO!, a film on intraracial rape in the African-American community. In August 1998, she worked as an assistant to Charlotte Pierce-Baker in her groundbreaking book "Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape."
Photograph taken by Scheherazade Tillet 1 in 4-college women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape during her college years.