Tag: Charlotte Farhan

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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Losing Control – By Charlotte Farhan – Creative Writing

Losing Control The mechanics within my mind make a clunking sound, grinding wheels against each other, like fingernails on a chalkboard – the sound vibrates through my ears making my eyes weep. This pain occurs intensely, it’s sensory – losing control of reality. Am…

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Infertility gave me the chance to question my abilities and accept being child free

Infertility by Charlotte Farhan

(Please be aware that this essay is my opinion and represents my life. In no way am I judging anyone for their life choices with this piece)  Being child-free was not my first choice; like most people the indoctrination of the projected ideal of…

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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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The Looking Glass – Identity on the Borderline

The Looking Glass - By Charlotte Farhan

When identity is unstable life can feel as if you are staring through a mirror wondering what the “other side” means ? Like Alice who questions the world on the other side of the mirror’s reflection – before stepping through and entering an alternative…

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This is how it feels to be the child of a suicidal parent

Make it Stop - Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

There hasn’t been a day since being 11 years old that I wasn’t prepared for my Mother to die. There is no scenario in which my mind has not investigated or planned; from her funeral, what I shall say, how I will feel, who…

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Life and Death – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Life and Death - Charlotte Farhan

    Life and Death – Charlotte Farhan – Death plagues my mind with unexplained solutions the reconciliation is not within reach life is filled with plans for executions this fear you can not unteach. – We are told it is a circle something…

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Waiting for a sign – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Waiting for a sign - By Charlotte Farhan

  Waiting for a sign – By Charlotte Farhan – Signs are like spoken word pictures form sentences letters are transferred meaning is given through penmanship or even when blurred the beginning of us the metaphor of genesis or the theatre of the absurd….

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Introspection – Art and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Introspection - By Charlotte Farhan

      Are there two worlds, one physical and one mental? Can we experience both with a conscious awareness?  What is introspection and how does one use it? These questions were “in my mind” when creating this piece of art, as a student…

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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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