When My Rapist Showed Up Under Facebook’s People You May Know Tab

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Facebook’s ’People You May Know’ is often just a conglomeration of porn stars and shirtless folks who think they’re porn star–and occasionally Shelley Long (true story). But occasionally Facebook’s algorithm is far more pointedly insidious.

Such was the case for spoken word poet Kevin Kantor, who found himself staring at a picture of his rapist, a feeling he described as “the closest to a crime scene I’ve ever been.”

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On stage in front of thousands for this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, Kantor delivered his gut-wrenching prose in a cathartic act of bravery.

“Every day I write a poem titled ’Tomorrow,’ it is a hand-written list of the people I know that love me. And I make sure to put my own name at the top.”

Watch the powerful clip below.