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NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, it has taken me a lifetime to build up the courage to write this, but here we go….. I was born in 1966, a brother to a loving family in London and my parents at the time were hard working and for all their work...

Poem by John Roedel

my brain and heart divorced a decade ago over who was to blame about how big of a mess have become eventually, they couldn't be in the same room with each other now my head and heart share custody of me stay with my brain during the week and my heart gets me on...

This is my life, written down on paper

My name is ‘Rosie’. This is my life written down on paper. My childhood was not a very good one. My parents were heroin addicts and as you can imagine they were not very good at being parents. Throughout my whole life I had no boundaries no one to tell me off. I was...

Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...

VICTIMS’ COMMISSIONER SAYS CULTURE CHANGE TO SUPPORT AGGRIEVED LONG OVERDUE

By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...
The Long Walk

The Long Walk

A Plea to the Learned Conception joy nine months of wait Pushing out through a narrow gate I cry, then faint, losing so much blood I welcome my baby into our twosome hood Puddle jumping, riding bikes Climbing trees and taking hikes We paint and draw, play dress up...
Speak It/ No Secrets

Speak It/ No Secrets

My mother always told me to watch out for you, Even though she doesn’t know all the tricks that you use. She wouldn’t be amused, when I tell her that I was abused, So I’ll speak it, I won’t keep it. No secrets, no secrets. Kids have the right to live without shame....
I AM BAD by Nic Welsh

I AM BAD by Nic Welsh

How a child feels when they are chucked around the system I am bad I know I am bad as my Mum doesn’t  want me That’s why I’m in care If she wanted me, I’d still be with her I am bad I know I’m bad as I’ve had nine placements In three years No one can cope with me...
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