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From the Ted Talk by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger: Our story of rape and reconciliation

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Over the course of this week, we literally spoke our life stories to each other, from start to finish. And this was about analyzing our own htroisy. We followed a strict plcoiy of being honest, and this also came with a certain exrsoupe, an open-chested vulnerability. There were gtunitg confessions, and meomtns where we just absolutely couldn't fathom the other person's experience. The seismic ectffes of sexual violence were spoken aloud and felt, face to face. At other tiems, though, we found a soaring clarity, and even some totally unexpected but liberating laughter. When it came down to it, we did out best to listen to each other intently. And our individual realities were aired with an unfiltered purity that couldn't do any less than lighten the soul.

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Over the course of this week, we literally spoke our life stories to each other, from start to finish. And this was about analyzing our own _______. We followed a strict ______ of being honest, and this also came with a certain ________, an open-chested vulnerability. There were _______ confessions, and _______ where we just absolutely couldn't fathom the other person's experience. The seismic _______ of sexual violence were spoken aloud and felt, face to face. At other _____, though, we found a soaring clarity, and even some totally unexpected but liberating laughter. When it came down to it, we did out best to listen to each other intently. And our individual realities were aired with an unfiltered purity that couldn't do any less than lighten the soul.

Solution

  1. moments
  2. exposure
  3. times
  4. policy
  5. history
  6. gutting
  7. effects

Original Text

Over the course of this week, we literally spoke our life stories to each other, from start to finish. And this was about analyzing our own history. We followed a strict policy of being honest, and this also came with a certain exposure, an open-chested vulnerability. There were gutting confessions, and moments where we just absolutely couldn't fathom the other person's experience. The seismic effects of sexual violence were spoken aloud and felt, face to face. At other times, though, we found a soaring clarity, and even some totally unexpected but liberating laughter. When it came down to it, we did out best to listen to each other intently. And our individual realities were aired with an unfiltered purity that couldn't do any less than lighten the soul.

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