We are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
We have a voice, skills, experiences, talents & passion.
We want to change the world.
So we created The Survivors' Collective, a platform to join forces in activism, creative projects, and social gatherings. Because we are proud of who we are. Because we are impatient. Because we have a lot of ideas on what has to change and even more ideas on how to do that. Because we are tired of constantly being talked about. Because we really can express ourselves, tell our own stories, in our own words (and actually we're quite the experts on our own experiences). Because we want to start a conversation – about sexual abuse. Because we want to teach people how they can better support us. Because we want to create the conditions children and young people need to speak out earlier and to get all the help they need, immediately.
And because we have this dream, that whoever has experienced sexual abuse will have this community waiting for them, where they know they are not alone, they are OK, they make sense, and they can be proud.
Makeing ourselves visible as a large group in society and speak out rather than being talked about.
Strengthening our community
Creating spaces where we can meet, feel welcomed and connected.
Ending the stigma
Challenging Stereotypes and showing that we play many roles in society.
The public as well as professionals who come into contact with survivors.
Telling our stories through art, music, theatre, film, and more.
We use our skills, experiences, strengths & talents in a constructive way: Focusing on what we can do now with the resources we have.
Platform for Activism
The Survivors' Collective focuses on activism and is not a support group nor does it offer therapeutic intervention.
Diverse & Open Minded
We are from all backgrounds, professions, age groups, etc. and aim to make our projects accessible for everyone who wants to contribute. You are welcome to join us :)