Back in February, Zoe and Elicia were excited to introduce four new members of the REIGN Collective. Everyone had been trained up, presenter bios had been added to our website, dates were set for delivering our first workshops together, and then every single booking was cancelled.
CSA survivors spend an awful lot of our adulthoods trying to recover from our childhoods. When persistent, traumatic experiences have dominated your life from your earliest years it can feel like a full-time job coping with the after effects. If we’re functioning in society, holding down a couple of decent friendships, and regularly resisting the […]
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 […]
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 […]