For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors.
While it seems like survivors of sexual violence are more accepted and supported than ever, the conversations around trauma are still highly stigmatized, and too often focused on the accused rather than the survivors.
But Catriona Morton, a writer and sexual assault survivor, wants to further destigmatize sexual violence with her new podcast After: Surviving sexual assault on BBC Sounds.
Prior to this podcast, Morton had launched the blog Life Continues After as a safe space for survivors to share writing and art that helped them deal with their trauma.
A year later, this blog evolved into her podcast, in which she invites people to talk about their experiences of sexual trauma and how they dealt with the aftermath.
Here’s my little face telling you a little bit about my series ‘After: surviving sexual assault’ for @bbcsounds with @wisebuddah Today is Tom’s episode, a wonderful man who I had the honour to have a super honest and open conversation about the impact of CSA (childhood sexual abuse).