Tag: art about 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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A Kind of Healing – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

A Kind of Healing - By Charlotte Farhan

  A Kind of Healing – By Charlotte Farhan – smoke into the night smoke into the morning remove feeling numb a kind of healing – memories clutter dreams smudge nightmares form creating other worlds mirrors reflecting the storm – shackled to distraction narratives…

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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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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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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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Opening Yourself up Within Therapy – Dealing with the Intensity of Reliving

Art By Charlotte Farhan

Waking up from the intensity of nightmares and night-terrors, feels a though you have been battered black and blue emotionally and physically. The hell of thinking within your unconscious dream state that you are trapped in this dystopian creation of your own afflicted mind,…

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PTSD AWARENESS ART – Pain and Detachment – By Charlotte Farhan​

Pain and Detachment - By Charlotte Farhan

Pain and Detachment – By Charlotte Farhan​ The pain from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) infects the mind like poisonous thorns and then to alleviate the suffering the mind detaches into a dissociative state. Leaving reality and separating me from the real world. The…

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