Category: Art to End the Silence on Rape

How the World Silences Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault and Harassment – Me Too and Shame

I ripped out my heart - By Charlotte Farhan

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault there is never a day that these things are not brought up by the world around me. From rape jokes, depictions in literature and on screen, news stories about sex offenders and those…

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In the Abyss – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

In the Abyss - By Charlotte Farhan

  In the Abyss – By Charlotte Farhan – Loneliness breaks us no longer seen so lonely left in our minds tied up left alone unwanted disused all wrapped up consumed in the abyss self pity my only company.     If you have…

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Do you reinforce the idea of the Rape Myth?

You Know You Want It - By Charlotte Farha

Living in this world as a victim who survived sexual violence, assault and child molestation I have had to learn from an early age that the systems of power and society are against me due to my gender and mental illness. People speak of…

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The darkness creeps in – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

The darkness creeps in - art and poetry by charlotte farhan

Hearing everyone else cry but no one asks tears fall easier for them my cheeks still dry every day adjusting masks staring at the sun happy to comply the darkness creeps in. Mother loves with conditions distance is key with my confused contrition more…

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Deflower – Poetry and Art by Charlotte Farhan

Deflower by Charlotte Farhan

The room lost light in the darkening hour, faced with the rawness of masculinity, sheer force of primal desire, the need to overpower. Purity is artificial, confused with naivety, acts of aggression begin, no words spoken just acts of taking, in a flash of…

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This Body Survived – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

This Body Survived - By Charlotte Farhan

Since my first awareness of inhabiting this body, my knowledge was somewhat confused, feeling detached – sensations running through me, seemingly rational when your anatomy is used, with unwanted attention and unwanted affection, with bruises and cuts – now an absentee, apparently this carcass…

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Predatory Mind – By Charlotte Farhan – Art to End the Silence on Rape

  Predatory Mind – By Charlotte Farhan They – the predators, always in plane sight, some think they emerge from shadows, dancing with the devil in the moonlight, alas most are under one’s nose, most are known to you or I, our Fathers, Brothers,…

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Confronting my own blood – the aftermath of sexual violence

Confronting my own Blood - By Charlotte Farhan

There is something which disturbs my mind every day, which no one knows to look at me – no one suspects that throughout my day I have to endure pain and flashbacks due to the metallic, heart pumped liquid that flows through our veins. When…

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I carry it with me – By Charlotte Farhan – Art to End the Silence on Rape

I carry it with me - By Charlotte Farhan

I carry it with me By Charlotte Farhan The sounds which echoed their imprint into my mind, The shadows on the wall which danced manically, That tree which licked the window with its branches, The light from the door way which gave everything a…

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Outsider Art and Poetry – Chained to the Past – By Charlotte Farhan

Chained to the Past - By Charlotte Farhan

Chained to the Past – By Charlotte Farhan Chained to my past like a prisoner, with only sorrow to comfort me, at night the mattress swallows me whole, it becomes pitch black, let me escape this anguish, this nectarous misery – let me be…

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