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What Evan Rachel Wood's ​Westworld character taught me about abuse and survival ​

In Westworld, Evan Rachel Wood's character imagined a story where she was not the damsel in distress anymore and how this affects survivors of abuse.

Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores in HBO's "Westworld"

(Photo: John P. Johnson/HBO)
Former Model and Actress who is now a Writer, Feminist, and Producer

After watching HBO's Westworld, I was moved by Evan Rachel Wood's performance. As a survivor of sexual assault, I identified with her character, her path of self-discovery, and her fight for survival. She was me, and I saw so much of my own life in her character, especially when she said, “I imagined a story where I didn't have to be the damsel."

This was the first decision that she made all by herself.

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