The author uses Scholarly Personal Narrative and Chickering’s (1969) seven vectors of identity development to outline her own movement from the identity of a victim of two sexual assaults to the identity of a survivor. The application of survivor identity development theory is discussed in hope that higher education professionals will endeavor to recognize, celebrate, and facilitate the development of survivor identities.
Jolly, S. (2005). Using Chickering’s Vectors: A Sexual Assault Survivor’s Identity Development. The Vermont Connection, 26(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol26/iss1/4