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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

…Aaand here it is! Excited to reveal the US cover for my next novel #Complicit 📣📣📣 Classy & intriguing, eh? You can now pre-order the US edition @EmilyBestler @AtriaBooks at this link 👉 https://tinyurl.com/mnmj426m I’d be thrilled if you did! #CoverReveal #amwriting

@jebrittan2 @NMPsychologist @suzannezeedyk @SimonPartridge Have you seen the free online creative writing guide created by @clearlinesuk? http://clearlines.org.uk/our-free-creative-writing-guide-for-survivors-available-here/
It’s a great resource for survivors

It’s a challenging time right now for those of us with lived experience 💛 You can find a moment of relief & reflection in our #free online #creativewriting guide for survivors, by @ShareClaw w @winniemli @RSLiterature #SarahEverard #SabinaNessa #MeToo
http://clearlines.org.uk/our-free-creative-writing-guide-for-survivors-available-here/

‘Intimidate, isolate, then attack.’ The strategy my rapist used in 2008 & what Couzens used on #SarahEverard 😨A tragic irony his ‘law-enforcing’ role at the #MetPolice enabled him to carry out this strategy. Chilling & entirely avoidable. Hold the system to account 👊#MeToo

This graphic novel #Eve @ViragoBooks is the long-form fiction debut by my friend & fellow survivor-activist @thingsbyuna 👍 A prescient tale of gender, the environment & a dystopian future. Her 2015 memoir #BecomingUnbecoming was groundbreaking, heartbreaking & beautiful 💔🙏

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WINNIE M LI

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LIZ KELLY

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NINA MILLNS

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