On 26 July 2022, I was interviewed by author Lucinda Hawksley for Goldster, on their Purpose, Passion, Grit series. I spoke about Child Sexual Abuse — my own, and in general — and delivered a reading from my memoir LEARNING TO SURVIVE. It was a tangibly engaged and intense audience, with several unexpected close family disclosures of sexual abuse. Ultimately, we must raise awareness, acknowledge CSA, and break through the accompanying silence and stigma. Doing nothing is tantamount to allowing abuse to continue. The Goldster link is here, and free to access. There is also a YouTube link of the interview:

On 6 November, 2021, I was honoured to host an event for Poetry in Aldeburgh: Poetry and Trauma. Featuring poets Chaucer Cameron, Day Mattar, Tessa Foley, and Alice Hiller, it was a truly powerful and empowering event. The podcast is available HERE.

[image: Arjuna Gunarathne ]

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