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Coming Out

Coming out as trans taught me who my real friends are. It gave me a freedom and an autonomy over my body and life that I had never known. It was, and is, tough but worthwhile. But this is not a blog post about being trans. I bring this up because when I came out […]

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A day in the life of our Engagement & Outreach Officer

For the first time since starting in 1986, SurvivorsUK has enrolled it’s very own Outreach & Engagement Officer tasked with raising awareness for SurvivorsUK services, as well as educating communities about male rape and sexual violence. Since October 2018, Sam has been all over London (and outside!), talking to organisations, institutions and all individuals about […]

Obsessing about obsessing

  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 […]

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What if you found out that you were raped at 13?

  What if one day, you wake up at the age of 40, and up until that day, you had honestly for 26 years not known you were raped every week for two years? What if from the end of the abuse, right up until that day, you had no memories, all you could remember […]

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What happened?

  On the 12th October 2018, I was raped. On the 12th October 2018, I was sexually assaulted. People don’t like ‘the R word’, but changing the wording doesn’t change what happened. It doesn’t make what happened any less horrific. When I mention the word rape, people wince and frown, as if it is a […]

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