Hope in the future

 

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FLOURISH

Daughter Arise is eight years old! It is an amazing achievement to have reached our eighth year and I am proud. It has been challenging at times, especially in the early years, as this organisation was birthed from the pain of my past trauma, but to see how it has flourished has been amazing. All […]

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LONELINESS AND ISOLATION

I have found going through the journey of childhood sexual abuse a very lonely and isolating experience. I first recognized this at nine years old when the abuse first started. I remember feeling quite different and odd. I felt something was wrong with me. I had no one to talk to and thought I was […]

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THE POWER OF ME TOO

Recently I hosted an event in California to empower survivor’s sexual abuse. The theme of the event originated from the ‘Me Too’ movement that has gained huge attention in America because it has given survivors of all abuse a collective platform to speak out. Organising the Empower awareness event was logistically a huge task for […]

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A Voice for the Voiceless

Recently I stood before full council elected members at Lambeth council to give a deputation to raise awareness of the challenges faced by adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. As a constituent of this borough, a survivor that has successfully overcome many challenges in the aftermath of sexual abuse, and Founder and Leader of Daughter […]

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CHOOSE LIFE!

My new book Choose life was released yesterday and I am so excited to reveal it. Choose life is an awareness and empowerment practical self-help workbook for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I wrote this book for a number of reasons.   During my journey to healing from sexual abuse, I only came across a […]

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CHRISTMAS ~ 3 TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

I always use to find the Christmas period quite challenging. It stemmed back from my childhood. As a child pre-abuse I loved Christmas but once the abuse started I found it daunting because it meant spending more time at home because of the school holidays. As time has gone on I have learned over the […]

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CONVERSATION BREAKS DOWN PERCEPTION

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being invited as a guest on Starr radio show ‘black women talking’. Roz, the presenter of the show was most welcoming and we talked for over an hour about my experience of sexual abuse, my journey to healing from the trauma and some of the challenges faced by […]

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IT STARTED HERE

This month the Daughter Arise support group turned 4 years old. When I started this group back in October 2014 it was the first of its kind in South London specifically set up for survivors of sexual abuse. Back in 1994 when I came out of government care at 17 years old, there was no […]

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DISCLOSURE ~ A PROFESSIONALS INSIGHT

In this blog post, Niki Fayase ex- Training Manager for Mosac, a charity that supports non-abusing parents and carers of sexually abused children, shares her insight on the impact and challenges faced on disclosure. Niki also talks about the work of Mosac and why support and understanding are needed for those faced with the shocking revelation […]

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7 YEARS

Daughter Arise recently turned 7 years old on Wednesday 11th July and to celebrate we had a special themed support group called ‘reclaim your power’. It was such an empowering session; we shared food, stories of our own self-empowerment and our guest session leader Chrissy Kelly of Fabulous thinking led us in a powerful poetry […]

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