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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

@Shelleytracey @winniemli @clearlinesuk @NEXUS_NI @Macha_NI @hilarymcc7 This was a privileged opportunity to hear real open, raw accounts/ dialogue from survivors of sexual abuse. Hope/ Healing and recovery through writing. Superb!

In June I took part in an amazing event on transforming sexual trauma into literature with @clearlinesuk, @winniemli, @Macha_NI, @Shelleytracey and @NEXUS_NI. You can watch it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR7yeFApPPs #ENDVAWG #EndViolenceAgainstWomen

You can now watch the video of our fantastic ⁦event with Northern Irish survivor-writers ⁦@hilarymcc7⁩ ⁦⁦⁦⁦@Shelleytracey⁩ ⁦@Macha_NI⁩ chaired by @winniemli @nexus_ni funded by ⁦@ArtsCouncilNI⁩ Don’t miss it! #endVAWG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR7yeFApPPs

Thread: I was ghosted after sharing my story of #CSA with a friend. A best friend. Now we pass on the street and she will ignore me and look the other way unless I say hello, which I usually do. It hurts me but it doesn’t surprise me. The taboo is huge. People would…

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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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