A conversation with Speedy Ortiz May 04, 2018 by Rob Hakimian I think the conversation about being a survivor has really changed in the past four years. We had recorded this for this record and had planned to release it before the #MeToo movement, but I think it was just that finally people are realising that they shouldn’t blame themselves and that this is an epidemic that’s widespread in our culture. One in five - probably more - women have experienced assault, so I think the more people talk about these issues that they’ve had, the more people realise that they’re not alone. I think that’s so important for people, letting go of their own shame when they experience assault. And also for people who have perpetrated assault unknowningly, because they didn’t know about consent. So I think it’s really incredible that people are sharing their stories. Had a really entertaining and in-depth chat with Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, which you can read here.