Post by Katie on Feb 6, 2009 14:34:21 GMT
Our Writes is a safe online forum for survivors of all forms of abuse to share their writing and artwork.
It is for survivors of
- emotional and psychological abuse
- physical abuse and torture
- sexual abuse and incest
- domestic violence
during childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
It is called Our Writes
so that we are reminded of how we have rights, we have the right to self respect, and to be treated sensitively. All too often our rights have been violated or ignored and now is our chance to claim back our rights and own ourselves and our feelings.
Writing is a powerful tool, as is art and photography. Through these creative media we can transform our pain, tell our stories, and reach others. We can challenge negative stereotypes, confront misunderstanding and oppose stigma through our written words. Writing can be therapeutic and cathartic. I don't know where I would be today without the ability to write my truths and to express the intricacies of my psyche through therapeutic art.
So. Post your work, receive constructive and honest, genuine feedback from like-minded members.
One of my reasons for creating this forum is because of the harsh atmosphere I've come across in online writer's forums. Our Writes is not like that.
I hope you gain much from your time here.