Around 1 in 5 people have experienced childhood sexual abuse, which means we are all affected by this - either directly or through having survivors in our families and communities. Yet, as a group CSA survivors are often invisible, not only to society, but also to each other. Often, we suffer from stigma and isolation and face a lack of understanding and support. Come along to our presentation to learn more about childhood sexual abuse, how it can affect us, what can help us cope, and how we can better support survivors. The presentation is open to all students and members of staff, and will be followed by a workshop for survivors.
Silke Grygier is a survivor activist, psychologist, and dramatherapist. After having founded the Survivors’ Collective and worked as a school counsellor in the last 4 years, she developed the Not The Only One project to reach out to childhood sexual abuse survivors in universities and create spaces for connection, activism, and support. Together with a team of survivor activists, she visits universities across UK to deliver presentations, workshops, survivors’ forums and support groups.