Aishah Shahidah Simmons talks ending child sexual abuse without prisons in Truthout

Prison abolitionist, writer, and freelance editor Victoria Law recently interviewed Aishah Shahidah Simmons for Truthout. They discussed Aishah’s child sexual abuse herstory, the origins of the love WITH accountability project, and her vision and goals for the October 1, 2019-released love WITH accountability : Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse anthology, published by AK Press.

“How can we disrupt and end child sexual abuse without turning to police and a racist prison industrial complex that disproportionately criminalizes, arrests and imprisons Black and Indigenous people, further destabilizing their families and communities?

Documentary filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons set out to find answers, particularly focusing on child sexual abuse in Black families and communities, first through a forum on The Feminist Wire and now the anthology Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse.”

Read the full interview here.