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It wasn’t my fault

I was 14 years old, I was a cheeky and mischievous young teenager, I never thought in a million years that it would happen to me, I always saw it in the news and I would just avoid listening to it or reading it because it was too horrible, but you never know that it […]

Steven Engles

From victim to survivor

  This is the first time I’ve ever written a blog, I don’t really know where to start so I guess I’ll just start with the basic background of how I came to starting up a blog about being a male survivor of sexual abuse. It all started when I was around 4-5 years old, […]

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Man in the Dark

I’m making a film about a night that happened in 2013. I was making my way home after a party when a man stepped out of the dark and sexually assaulted me as I was 15 metres away from my front door. I don’t think I knew what was actually happening at that moment in […]

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30 years

  In 1974 I was a troubled and vulnerable young man. 18 years old and struggling with my sexuality I had been seeing psychiatrists, was anxious, and in a lot of conflict with my parents. My struggle was to come to terms with being gay and get my parents to accept me. I had one […]

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Self-blame

I was in my mid-20s, openly bisexual, very confident, and had enjoyed a great Saturday night out with my housemates. I had drunk a lot. We were outside the local gay club, having a ciggy. I’d noticed these two guys several times over the last year or so. Everyone noticed them. They were athletic, good […]

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