Autism Awareness week…. But who is aware of my daughters autism?

This week is world autism awareness week, something that I may have overlooked once upon a time. But not because I did not care. Because I didn’t really understand. But I do now. Very much so. Autism awareness week is to raise awareness around this subject and spread awareness and I have seen some amazing…

CEAday21 – As she sways in the centre of the room….

Trigger Warning Today is National Child exploitation awareness day #CEADAY21 This is the first time I have sat down all day. I had planned to write all these posts and a blog, but have been working since 7 this morning. So instead of what I had planed I will leave this as my comment for…

She was “just” a women

Ok…The events over the past week have overwhelmed me and triggered me. I have taken part in quite a few online zoom events for international women’s day and was feeling empowered and fired up. I felt like change was coming. The events since Sarah Everard’s body was found….everything seemed to escalate quickly. I’m glad. I…

As a sexual abuse survivor it’s really hard to answer when a medical professional asks “what age did you become sexually active?”. I once answered…. Do you mean by choice or when did people start using my body in a sexual manner.

“As a sexual abuse survivor, it’s really hard to answer when a medical professional ask, “What age did you become sexually active?”. I once answered…Do you mean by choice or when did people start using my body in a sexual manner”. This is the Tweet I put out two days ago.  It has been on…

Feel the impact of your own words.

The blog that I wrote on domestic abuse received a mad amount of attention. You can read it HERE. The blog came from nowhere but also everywhere. Like many of us, this past 12 months has created a space for me to grow and reflect. Something that is very much needed. And part of that…

#ICU21 Thank you…

I’m not good at thanks you’s Or goodbyes Or “I love you” I’m not good at letting you know how I am feeling. Today….on this day….some time ago…I didn’t tell people how I was feeling at all. I took myself down a dark rabbit hole that had been brewing for many years. I felt like…