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Rising Free

Survivors tell us being able to tell their story, to speak their truth, whether through words, music, art, can help lessen the shame, stigma and sense of aloneness they have carried, and often felt silenced by, perhaps for many years.

Rising Free is a deeply moving anthology of creative writing by seven survivors who have used our services. It is about survival, healing, finding your voice and calling for change. The contributions in Rising Free are intended to share strength and voice with other survivors. It honours the power of survivor stories in creating change, both individually and societally.

A survivor wrote about their empowering experience reading Rising Free and the powerful impact it had upon them: Reading Rising Free – I am a survivor who is still standing and figuring out how to reclaim my life

Finding this resource has given me so much hope and a light in the darkness and made me feel like I can move forwards in my own journey.

“Rising Free to me is like a bible for survivors of sexual trauma, you gain so much from it.”

You can read a selection of work from Rising Free below:

Carol x

I hope

Walls

Riot

The future

I

Woman

Don’t Give Up

Magic Soul

Amanda

Journey

The ‘R’ Word

My Version of Me

Bee yourself

R

Trees:

Water

Flower:

My Anger is a Superhero

Lottie Quirk

Skin

Anger’s Anthem

The Sisterhood of Solace.

Glimmer

Sam

Poem

Compassionate Reserve

Love

HOW TO GET A COPY

Copies of Rising Free, are available by donation from our centre or can be posted out for a donation + £3 postage and packaging. Please email info@ercc.scot if you would like a copy.

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