Tag: PTSD

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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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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The importance of safe spaces and how to understand them better – Link You Life

Safe Space - By Charlotte Farhan

A safe space is somewhere where hate speech and prejudice is not permitted. This term began to be widely understood in educational institutions and began as a space for the LGBTQ community, to be free of persecution and being silenced by heterosexual privilege. Now…

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Piers Morgan tries to erase survivors of rape by denying our suffering

Piers Morgan who is a rent a gob for the Daily Fail newspaper has taken to twitter over the weekend to comment on Lady Gaga’s rape and her suffering of PTSD. In his comments he suggests that as Lady Gaga is a celebrity that…

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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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Clouding of Consciousness – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Clouding of Consciousness by Charlotte Farhan

Clouding of consciousness, adaptive defence kicks in, my mind is filled with fogginess, thoughts start to fade into rottenness, no longer within my own skin. I left me so I could survive, muted and distorted, reality and make-believe collide, identities become contorted, memories remain…

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Everyone is Watching – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Everyone is Watching - By Charlotte Farhan

With this unseen malady, the world is set to a different frequency, faces move past with only apathy, when they can’t fit you into a box, intelligent, irrational, focused, erratic… you seem a paradox. Knowing people question me, life feels scrutinised, under the microscope,…

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Open Letter: To The Mental Health Services England (NHS)

Charlotte Farhan - Open letter to NHS

Dear Mental Health Services England (NHS) I am writing to you as I have lost the will to fight for my life and am using my last amount of strength to share my desperate situation with you. I suffer from: complex post traumatic stress…

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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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Neuro-divergent me – A Poem by Charlotte Farhan

when I close my eyes - by Charlotte Farhan

Neuro-divergent me   There are parts of my brain, people call sick, inside things can’t configure – to the accepted standard. There were times when fitting me into a box, was a main concern. Or blame – who’s left her out too long too…

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