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.
What is the Window of Tolerance?
Have you heard of the Window of Tolerance?
We talk about the window of tolerance a lot in our support and group work and many victim-survivors find it helpful as a way of understanding some of their responses to trauma.
Exploring Trauma Labels
Personally, I have never felt comfortable with the labels Victim, Survivor or Victim-Survivor being applied to me despite having lived experience of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) alongside other adverse childhood experiences.
My faith, my healing journey, and starting those conversations with your therapist
If faith is an important part of your life you may be wondering how this can be brought into your counselling sessions. One of our counsellors explores this topic and talks about her experiences both as a counsellor and a counselling client.
Self-care – a journey
Please be aware that what I share below are my thoughts, feelings and beliefs. I will try to be as honest as I can.
The puppet princess – a poem
This incredible poem is written by a victim-survivor who uses poetry to express her feelings through storytelling and fairy tales.
Why we keep telling women to “stay safe” on nights out and why it is such a problem
Our comms volunteer shares her thoughts on sexual violence at university and on nights out and discusses what needs to change.
An open letter
I am writing this ‘open letter’ as a victim of sexual and emotional abuse in the hope that it may touch others and provide hope. That it may, in some minute way, bring about a grain of change that can be built on over time.