Dirty words and karmageddon

Welcome to our first off-the-cuff ‘podcast’. Since we’ve been socially distancing, our usual chats have had to happen over Zoom calls, this time we thought we’d record it and invite you to listen. In our first upload, Elicia (hip) explains to Zoe (old school) about YouTube dramas, algorithms, filters, and what all this has to […]

Lockdown and Survivors

      When thinking about CSE (childhood sexual exploitation), it’s not hard to think of that cliched image of a young woman or girl handcuffed, tears streaming down her face and clearly trapped in a life of pain and suffering, and while this metaphor leaves me cringing and gritting my teeth, I cannot argue […]

The Pulled Punches of an Historic Rape.

This is going to be a very personal blog, and as such, it comes with a strong trigger warning.  The term ‘historic abuse’ always sat funny with me. I first heard it when I called my local police station to enquire about making a statement. I had been put through to the chief officer of […]

Four types of responses you receive when you speak from lived-experience.

Have you ever been to a conference or training day and listened to a trauma survivor speak from lived experience? (The chances are you have, REIGN were the speakers, and that’s how you’re reading this blog now. – Hello! Thanks for staying in touch.) The ‘lived-experience slot’ is a feature of many large and small […]