Rebecca Houghton

Rebecca Houghton


Rebecca Houghton is a writer of personal essays and fiction, and a passionate advocate of women’s rights. She now volunteers regularly with LifeWire and acts as a survivor speaker on their behalf.

Rebecca Houghton Articles

I’d spent so long normalizing my relationship, that to accept that it was wrong, even though I always knew it deep down, meant dismantling the foundation on which the last eight years of my life had been based.

When It Ended: On Escaping Domestic Abuse

I didn’t stay because I was afraid he would hurt me if I left. I stayed because I thought if I could find the right combination of behaviors, then I would be able to make him happy.