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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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“I am Fine” the mantra of unseen illness – By Charlotte Farhan

I am fine…. I AM FINE! I. AM. FINE.  However which way I say these three words they are always a lie. Not a vicious deceitful lie, but a lie which serves me well whilst simultaneously crushing me emotionally; with each utterance. This little…

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Fragile – Illustration and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile - By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile – My emotions are encased in glass, self preservation enclosed them there, in a mason jar for safe keeping, fear like a snake in the grass, infectious despair simply to scare, in my jar I am left weeping. – Fragility is never a…

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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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Poetry and Art Spotlight: Red – By Charlotte Farhan

Red - By Charlotte Farhan

  RED by Charlotte Farhan  A survivor is created through their suffering – not born, overwhelming need for endurance becomes everything, red drips – glistening droplets cascading down a single thorn, petals fall like tears as the red roses are left weeping.   Asking…

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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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Art to End the Silence on Rape – I Am Still Bleeding

I Am Still Bleeding - By Charlotte Farhan

This painting and poem is from my upcoming exhibition; which tells the truth about my rape and sexual abuse, through visual art, poetry, shadow boxes and my story; my hardest and most painful work to date. With therapy this process of healing is ongoing,…

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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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