Rown Coleman: Being raped turned me into a compulsive flirt


Rown Coleman: Being raped turned me into a compulsive flirt

Being raped turned me into a compulsive flirt: From a novelist who endured a horrific sex attack, a profoundly brave and unsettling admission

2:31 AM on 2nd August 2011

Tease: Rowan Coleman aged 26 at a Christmas party Confronting her past: Author Rowan Coleman is only now coming to terms with the fact that she was raped as a 20-year-old student

Confronting her past: Rowan Coleman, left, in her 20s after she was attacked and today, a successful writer

Dark: Rowan found herself walking alone. Posed by model

Dark: Rowan found herself walking alone. Posed by model

Alone: Many rape victims tell no one what has happened to them

Alone: Many rape victims tell no one what has happened to them. Posed by model

Success:

Success: “Woman Walks into a Bar” by Rowan Coleman, her second novel

Self worth: A significant number of women in the sex industry are victims of sustained sexual abuse

Self worth: A significant number of women in the sex industry are victims of sustained sexual abuse