Lori Robinson is a journalist and educator currently teaching media at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador. A former editor and columnist at Emerge: Black America’s Newsmagazine, her honors and awards include the National Association of Black Journalists Award, the Unity Award in Media, and the International Black Women’s Congress Inspirational Award. She is the founding editor of the Black Women Today website. Lori is a rape survivor herself. Her powerful story of surving an attack was first published in the May 1997 issue of Emerge magazine. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.