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Clear Lines started as the UK’s first-ever festival dedicated to addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Founded and crowdfunded by volunteers in 2015, it was a truly special grassroots success -- and is still going. Clear Lines was born out of the need to create an open, honest, and inclusive conversation around these experiences, to replace the shame and silence with insight, understanding, and community. Since our two multi-day festivals in 2015 and 2017, we now hold a series of events online, in London, and further afield, often partnering with organisations to create a survivor-centered, arts-inspired dialogue around sexual violence and abuse.

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What is Clear Lines?

Clear Lines started as the UK’s first-ever festival dedicated to addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Founded and crowdfunded by volunteers in 2015, it was a truly special grassroots success -- and is still going. Clear Lines was born out of the need to create an open, honest, and inclusive conversation around these experiences, to replace the shame and silence with insight, understanding, and community. Since our two multi-day festivals in 2015 and 2017, we now hold a series of events online, in London, and further afield, often partnering with organisations to create a survivor-centered, arts-inspired dialogue around sexual violence and abuse.

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Transforming Sexual Trauma into Literature: Authors in Northern Ireland on Writing Their Lived Experience
For the first time in Northern Ireland local authors who have experienced sexual violence will discuss how writing has offered them a form of trauma therapy in an online discussion hosted by Nexus, Northern Ireland’s specialist sexual counselling charity. 17:00 – 18:30PM

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The closing event in our collaboration with The SHaME Project
5-6:30PM GMT

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An inspiring line-up of artists, activists and advocates

25 November is the international day for the elimination of violence against women.
This year, like every year for the past few, I’ll be tweeting the UK women killed by men since #IDEVAW last year.
Starting at 8am and tweeting one woman every 5 mins, I will not finish before 7pm.

Myself & many other fantastic activists, artists & advocates will be speaking at the #ShamelessFestival Nov 27! A full day of events challenging sexual violence, by @WOWisGlobal @shme_bbk at @battersea_arts Tix are Pay What You Can👍 Join us! #MeToo #VAWG https://thewowfoundation.com/latest/further-line-up-announced-for-shameless-festival

There were many reasons why I didn’t disclose and one was to protect the people closest to me who were part of my life when the abuse took place.

I feared hurting them but also of being disbelieved.

What I hadn’t expected was indifference.

I will never stay silent again. #csa

You can also sign this open letter & join the protest taking place on Sunday. #NotOk #MeToo #StrongerTogether https://linktr.ee/balliolcommunityforsafety

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WINNIE M LI

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UNA

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LIZ KELLY

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NINA MILLNS

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