LINKS: Artists and Activists

The Flying Child – The Flying Child challenges the stigma and shame of child sexual abuse (CSA). Through delivering training workshops, their leaders also work toward raising awareness of CSA in schools and in the medical and dental professions.

alice hiller – Writer and activist alice hiller blogs about living beyond sexual abuse in childhood & working with creativity to generate transformation and healing.

Viv Gordon – Viv Gordon Company CIC’s work is a campaign to increase visibility, voice and community with adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). Their work seeks to remove barriers to participation for CSA survivors and drive narrative change moving away from ideas of victimhood, guilt, shame, isolation and cultural silencing towards celebrating survival, joining together and laying claim to cultural space to make noise about our experiences, rights and concerns. 

Clare Best – Of The Missing List, Best’s memoir of CSA: Best outlines a narrative not just of horror but of survival. She emerges sane, angry but at peace. She demonstrates that abuse can come from any quarter, that its effects are terrible and longlasting, that few withstand its ravages without great damage to themselves. But most of all she shows that secrets unspoken must yield to their saying. A brilliant, courageous, moving book. John O’Donoghue, Viva Lewes

Lads like Us –  A Manchester-based organisation which  believes when Male Trauma  is acknowledged and addressed directly, it creates a better understanding for the victims of why they have acted in the ways they have post abuse, and offers them a way into recovery, which in turn leads to healthier and happier families , safer communities, and a reduction in antisocial behaviours and criminal activity.

CSA Centre – We are the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre). We want children to be able to live free from the threat and harm of sexual abuse. Our aim is to reduce the impact of CSA through improved prevention and better response.

Chaucer Cameron – of her poetry pamphlet, In an Ideal World I’d Not be Murdered: Exact and devastating in her depiction of an underworld of exploitation, sex and violence, this poet refuses to spare herself or the reader. These poems ring out like gunshots in the night; they will wake you from your sleep. Yet despite its distilled directness, this book is lifted by both mystery and surprise. Listen for the songs emerging from the dark centre of this transformative work of experience and survival. Jaqueline Saphra

napac (National Association of People Abused in Childhood) – ‘Our vision is of a society in which every adult survivor of childhood abuse in the UK can access the support they need, when they need it.’ Really ranging and accessible resources for survivors, supporters of survivors, and professionals.