Claire 16 Days blog

16 Days of Activism: Listen, younger me

An incredible survivor and creative activist wrote these words to her younger self about the strength of the growing community of victim-survivor activists.

Listen younger me,
There’s an army coming for you
An army I am part of,
An unstoppable army of survivors
With weapons of art, writing, singing and furniture renovation,
An army of people who know how to love, laugh and cry
And will know how to let you do the same,
This army/ this community knows what it is to survive-
They know how to hold the things you can’t hide anymore,
They will not eat your words-they know that all our words are precious
They will look at you with a deep, deep understanding.

And listen younger me
We will join this army both of us,
This army/this community will give you the strength to use what you know about survival, to help others-
They will give you the strength to make a change,
Listen younger me, we are coming for you
We’ve come for you,
You can come down from on top of the wardrobe
You’re safe now.

Susannah a survivor, creative activist (Creative Minds Taunton)

The latest from our news and blogs

Screenshot 2024-05-22 163416

Survivor voice: Trauma, Therapy & The Truman Show

It’s a bit of an odd title for a blog. The first two Ts go hand in hand, but what about the third? One member of the SARSAS team discusses how this ‘90s cult classic became an unlikely source of inspiration in her healing ‘journey’.

Screenshot 2024-05-22 123203

Online Safety Act 2023: what protections are there for women and girls? (Part 2)

Online violence against women and girls is a striking issue in the UK, with many people largely unaware of the abuse perpetrated online.


Spotlight behind Hollyoaks sibling sexual abuse (SSA) storyline

For this blog, we’re joined by Tanith McCulloch, SARSAS Sibling Sexual Abuse Project Officer, as we go behind the scenes (and the screens!) to talk about our decision to work with Hollyoaks to help bring the message of sibling sexual abuse to a brand new audience.