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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy.