Lyla Smith-Abass is an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor at SurvivorsUK. She wrote this moving poem about George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minnesota last week.
Calvin Stovell is an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) working with male victims of rape and sexual abuse for SurvivorsUK. Here, Calvin explores how we can better support black survivors in light of the brutal murders that have taken place in America in recent weeks.
Obsessing about obsessing!?! I decided I’d got to stop obsessing. I began to obsess about it. Before that I became acutely conscious of others that obsess (how easy it is for me to see the faults of others but not my own). You know those people: just about every conversation seems to get bent […]
So a new controversy regarding child sexual abuse hits our headlines, once again taking us to places which are uncomfortable, destabilising and unsettling. In the face of these difficult feelings we are often drawn to take rigid positions and, as so often in such matters, we end up in split camps spitting venom in a […]
Women who support the #MeToo movement must take sexual assault accusations against Asia Argento just as seriously
The #MeToo movement has shed light on a damaging culture of sexual abuse within the entertainment industry, and allowed for a wider conversation about sexual abuse encountered day-to-day. Dozens of women spoke out about being abused by Harvey Weinstein, many of them emboldened by Asia Argento, who spearheaded the movement. So it was hard to […]