Tag: sexual violence

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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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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Stephen Fry, we the victims – who survived; are not taking your freedom of speech away, so please don’t silence our voices

I Can't Look Forward - By Charlotte Farhan

This morning in a suicidal state of flashbacks and being locked in by reliving trauma, my eyes glanced over Twitter and saw that Stephen Fry was trending, so out of concern – immediately clicked the hashtag to see what was going on. Having admired Stephen…

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Art to End the Silence on Rape – Head on a Stick – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Head on a Stick - By Charlotte Farhan

Head on a Stick By Charlotte Farhan I offer my head to feed their eyes and tongues, judgment spat at me with venomous vigour, my body discarded leaving me without lungs, crowds come forward with their mouths even bigger. – “Her head on a…

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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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