No More Secrets - Challenging the silence around CSA
In the third podcast episode in this series of Survivor Conversations, Viv and Emma talk about all the great things that can happen when Survivors able to talk openly about our lived experiences. They discuss how it feels, to tell the truth and leave silence and shame behind.
We all have secrets sometimes; there are the good ones we can’t wait to reveal, and then there are the bad ones when being found out is what we’re most afraid of. Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse means that we’re conditioned from a very early age to keep the abuse secret - sometimes because we’re told to, sometimes because we’re ashamed of it, and often because it feels like the things that happened to us were somehow our fault.
Survivor Conversations is a podcast for hopeful, honest and purposeful conversations about surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse hosted by us. We intend to use the podcast to continue campaigning for voice, visibility and community for survivors, and each episode will feature survivor artists and activists discussing issues that matter to us including creativity, social justice and change.
You can find the third episode above, by following this link, or on other sites like: Spotify, Breaker, Pocket Casts etc.
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