She Said

she said

I was raped in New York City during my final week of college in 2013. This moment marked a rupture in my childhood freedom and forced the beginning of my autonomy as an adult.

Alex Player Wavesurfer


I had to make a decision, a decision that we force every survivor of assault to make: whether or not to engage with the Justice system. That decision has shaped the person I have become. From the music I write to the stories I choose to tell, creating She Said has been a throughline in my life and a container for confronting and surviving trauma in America. It is not in spite of this trauma and heartbreak, but because of it that I want to tell this story.

Lily Ali-Oshatz tells a powerful story in music and words that will hit raw nerves, reveal unexpected inequities while softening the blow in childlike tears.

The American in Tent exploring the art of the possible with podcasting and streaming Edinburgh Festival 2021