I have debated a long time about starting this website.
Due to reporting my abuser and now being involved in an intense police investigation, as well as specialist, invasive therapy, I have had to take a step back at work. This means I have had to take a rather significant pay cut.
Because of this I have decided to start this page, alongside my blog page, to sell some of my artwork. I am also going to transfer some of my poetry from my blog into art work that I can sell.
On top of this I have now started making custom awareness jewellery to sell.
The reason I am doing all this is because I need to try to cover costs for my therapy and also legal costs for my case if and when it goes to court as well as costs for a compensation claim. All this is on top of the every day costs of living. I have a mortgage and bills to pay just like any other person. The step back at work was unexpected and is a direct result of the abuse and the effect it is having on my life.
Those of you who know me know how hard it is for me to ask for help. It takes a lot for me to do so. However, I have realised that I am the victim. I have suffered so much already at the hands of my abusers and now I have to sacrifice my job too.
I spoke up to stop my abuser hurting another child and yet, after already sacrificing my childhood and my health, I am still losing so much to the monsters who hurt me. However, I would do it again in an instant if it meant protecting an innocent child.
The one good thing to have come out of all of this is that I have found my passion, and talent, to write and draw and be creative.
The reason I started my blog was to help other victims and survivors feel less alone. Now it is my turn to ask for help and support on my journey.
My journey to justice and recovery is a hard one. One I am battling every day. Any help and support would be so appreciated and anything I do not need for my own costs would be given to the organisations supporting me.
Thank you x
Please could you share this website to help me and other victims of childhood sexual abuse x