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What is ClearLines?

2017 will see the conversation continued and bring together a new programme of artists, creatives, activists, professionals, media and the public to talk about Sexual Assault and consent and where we are now. How has the narrative changed?

This builds on the 2015 event, where for 4 days in July/August, comedians, performers, journalists, writers, visual artists, cartoonists, psychologists, activists, therapists, and the public came together in a vibrant, funny, very human exploration of themes around sexual abuse, sexual violence, and consent. You can see an example of one of the sessions below and watch more on our film page here.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape: An exclusive author conversation with Sohaila Abdulali and Winnie M Li

On Monday 8th July, we’ll be joined at Waterstones Tottenham Court Roadby Sohaila Abdulali, author of international bestseller What We Talk About When We talk About Rape. Sohaila will be visiting us all the way from New York! In the 1980s, Sohaila was the first Indian rape survivor to speak out in the media about her experience. Gang-raped as a teenager […]

We’re coming to Liverpool on the 20th May!

We’re so excited to launch our first events out of London this May in collaboration with WoWFEST.  A literary evening of discussion with Winnie M Li and Clare Shaw A lively, honest discussion with our Co-Founder Winnie M Li and the unforgettable Clare Shaw, whose award-winning writing, drawn from their own experiences, addresses sexual violence and consent.  Through the […]

Join us for ‘Even When I Fall’ Q&A screening with the filmmakers, Wednesday 20th March

‘We felt the more rarely told story is about the aftermath of trafficking in a survivor’s life, and the barriers to surviving it with dignity.’ — Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border […]

Save the Date: Media Representations of Domestic Violence – Thursday Feb 7th

How is domestic violence portrayed in the mainstream media?  Is it represented as a crime primarily affecting the disenfranchised – for example, the working classes or ethnic communities?  How does this representation create a power dynamic and the potential for exploitation between media practitioners and survivors with lived experience of domestic violence?  These and other […]

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