‘I’m either a man or I’m a victim’

Filming started this week! The script is great and feels real thanks to the members of the steering group who have shared their experiences. It’s all very exciting. As part of this project I’ve been creating training materials to go with the film and found this video by Seth Shelley. It talks about how men/boysContinue reading “‘I’m either a man or I’m a victim’”

That was a long time ago…it was different then. Part 1

There are people who dismiss poor responses to abuse in the past as ‘it was a long time ago, people didn’t know about it then’ or ‘things were different then.’ I thought I would do a series of blogs looking at the history of our awareness of CSA. We start with two of the earliestContinue reading “That was a long time ago…it was different then. Part 1”

The Tattooed Lady!

Recently I read this article about tattooing as a way to reclaim your body and your autonomy. This resonated with me on a professional and personal level. Young (1992) argues that for a person who has not experienced trauma, the physical environment is divided into ‘me’ and ‘not me.’ The physical boundary between ‘me’ andContinue reading “The Tattooed Lady!”

‘I am in the World to Change the World’

Well this is good news to end the week. 400 reads on Researchgate and 204 downloads on the White Rose ethesis site! Whilst I’ve been busy with homeschooling and lockdowns people have been reading my work. 😃 There’s much more in the pipeline that I will share as soon as I can. In the meantimeContinue reading “‘I am in the World to Change the World’”

Response to Violence Against Women and Girls Call for Evidence

This is a copy of the response I submitted to the government’s recent call for evidence. If you want this as a .pdf you can download it here. About the Research This submission is based upon Wellcome Trust funded research involving 140 adult survey respondents and 21 detailed interviews, in which participants were asked whatContinue reading “Response to Violence Against Women and Girls Call for Evidence”

Violence against Women and Girls Consultation

The UK Government have released a survey and a ‘call for evidence’ regarding violence against women and girls (or where the majority of victims are women and girls). You can fill in the survey here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/violence-against-women-and-girls-vawg-call-for-evidence The deadline is the 19th February.