CONFRONTING MY OWN BLOOD
I AM STILL BLEEDING
YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT
My most recent collection, which is still being completed in order to exhibit, is on sexual violence. I am a victim who survived being sexually abused by a family member at the age of four. Then at fifteen I was violently raped by a boy I liked at school, he too was fifteen, [Read more of Charlotte's story here. —Ed.] I was further sexually assaulted twice when I was hospitalized after the rape in an adolescent psychiatric unit. I have C-PTSD as a result. This project is me taking back power, healing and breaking the silence. This collection is for us all – women, men and children from every ethnicity, social background, sexuality, religion and lifestyle. My hope is to give us a voice to tell those who have abused and violated us that we can take our power back.
My power was taken. I am affected. My life is a daily struggle. I am a victim and I am a survivor.