This project explores the outcomes of utilizing creative expression as a tool to enhance critical thought within communities on the attitudes towards sexual abuse and its victims. The ability for survivors of sexual abuse to share their complex stories of experiencing sexual violence and the aftermath invites survivors to cultivate understanding, healing, and resilience. It invites individuals to gain perspective on sexual trauma while illustrating to survivors that their community supports them.
creative expression, sexual abuse, survivor, trauma
Saint-Val, Stormy, "More than This: A Creative Space for Healing and Community" (2017). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 55.