Featured Advocate: Fenna from The Unspoken Spoken – Speaking Out Against Abuse 7/31

 

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delete1Fenna:  I’m an advocate because I think one of the biggest reasons why abuse can flourish, is the silence surrounding it. From early on, we learn that sex is shameful, and if you stay in an abusive relationship, it’s your own fault. So we often don’t talk about it. Because of that, survivors feel like they’re the only ones going through abuse. Also, because nobody wants to talk about these subjects, people have a lot of misconceptions about it, and because of that, a lot of people blame the victim. I believe that by talking about it, we, as survivors, regain power and let the world know what we’ve been through, why we reacted the way we did, and that we have NOTHING to be ashamed of.

The Unspoken Spoken – Speaking Out Against Abuse 
Breaking the silence surrounding rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.
There is a lot of secrecy surrounding rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. People would rather not talk about them. But if these subjects stay hidden, perpetrators will keep having a lot of power over victims. Because nobody should feel ashamed about having been victimised, and because their story should be told, we’ve created the blog The Unspoken Spoken, and, as an extension, this Facebook page.
Speaking out is truly liberating and by talking about it, we’re taking our power back. This page is meant for anyone who wants to stay updated on these subjects, either as a survivor or non-survivor. We also realize that anyone can become a victim, and welcome everyone to join us in the fight against abuse.
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The reason why I’m an advocate: I think one of the biggest reasons why abuse can flourish, is the silence surrounding it. From early on, we learn that sex is shameful, and if you stay in an abusive relationship, it’s your own fault. So we often don’t talk about it. Because of that, survivors feel like they’re the only ones going through abuse. Also, because nobody wants to talk about these subjects, people have a lot of misconceptions about it, and because of that, a lot of people blame the victim. I believe that by talking about it, we, as survivors, regain power and let the world know what we’ve been through, why we reacted the way we did, and that we have NOTHING to be ashamed of.
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