What to Read When Escaping a Creep

On the night that I escaped from my abuser, a five-letter word broke his spell, helping to set me free. My abuser had stalked me to the safehouse where a queer couple was hiding me, and I could hear him pleading to be let inside. Before this confrontation, no one had defended me. Now, friends were about to unmask my abuser. “You’re a fucking creep!” one shouted at him. “Get out of here!” On that night, language illuminated the truth, and this spirit of announcement guides the pieces that make up CREEP: Accusations and Confessions.

The following are ten books that shaped the book.