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Did you read this Sexist story about a woman who was cornered in an empty parking garage late at night, forced to surrender her phone number, and then sexually assaulted by a stranger, and wonder, “Why is everyone approaching this so seriously?” Well I’ve got just the event for you!

Emily Ruskowski, the victim in that story, has turned her harrowing groping incident into a stand-up comedy routine. Ruskowski has assured me that it is “hilarious.” And as a longtime supporter of the transgressive power of comedy in these situations, I’m truly excited for this.

Ruskowski will be performing tomorrow as a part of Holla Back DC‘s “Speak Up, Speak Out” event, a night of spoken word, collaborative art, raffling, and comedy, of course. Proceeds will go toward an anti-harassment public mural that’s in the works.


Tomorrow, Thurs. April 29
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cafe Collage
1346 T Street NW