Tag: Charlotte Farhan

World Art Day – how art can help ease mental illness and create change.

Charlotte Farhan Art for the charity Sane

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“Slut” – Art to end the silence on rape culture

Slut - By Charlotte Farhan

art and poetry by Charlotte Farhan

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“What was she wearing” – Art to end the silence on rape culture

What was she wearing - By Charlotte Farhan

    “what was she wearing” is the first question asked “how could she be so daring” judging her on her past “her clothes are provocative” society proclaimed “her innocence is impossible” her gender is shamed “why didn’t she cover up” the jury quiery…

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“She asked for it” – Art to end the silence on rape culture

She Asked For It - By Charlotte Farhan

After the fact the whispers begin “she asked for it” they judge after our flesh was broken in our reputation a smudge. Why would anyone ask for this they poke fun our innocense they dismiss our wilfulness they insist. No one asks for this….

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When you are the child of a suicidal parent

Bad Child Crazy Girl - By Charlotte Farhan

The death of my Mother is something which I have been prepared for since a young age. When you are the child of a suicidal parent you learn how to make preparations for yourself for the worst, spending years thinking of how you will…

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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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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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