Bronwyn Lovell reading ’20 Contributing Factors’
Matt James reading at the Launch
Guests at the Launch
Jen Kingwell performing at the Launch
Carolyn Worth, Manager of SECasa, speaking at the Launch
Kate speaking at the Launch
Thank you to everyone who came! More – including speeches and poetry from the night – coming soon.
We Will Not Go Quietly will be a zine written by survivors of sexual assault, for survivors of sexual assault.
Dreamt up by two victim/survivors – Mel Hughes (of Poetry 101) and Kate Ravenscroft (of 16 Impacts of Sexual Assault) – who mourn the absence of survivors’ voices in their world and want to do something about it, they are seeking stories of survival from sexual assault survivors for publication in a small zine.
Contributions can take any form – poetry, essay, artwork, manifesto, stream of consciousness, narrative, recipes, battle cry, puzzles, comics, photos – anyway you choose to reflect upon and represent your experience of survival, anyway you want to share how you’ve set about rebuilding life on your terms, is welcome.
Some themes that we’d love to see covered in the zine include:
- Finding safety
- Battling PTSD
- Coping mechanisms
- Building strength
- Believing your voice, your story
- Learning to trust your instincts
- Recognising your courage
- Asking for support
- Telling your story
But by no means stop here. Whatever has been important to you in surviving – we want to hear about it. Contributions can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org preferably by 31 July 2011. We welcome anonymous contributions, or the use of pseudonyms.
Questions? Ideas? Comments? We’d love to hear them! Feel free to post them here or to email them. We welcome all feedback. [WeWillNotGoQuietly_pressrelease]
Because our voices matter. Because our voices deserve to be heard. Because our voices will be heard – we’ll make sure of it. Mel & Kate
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