Detrás de las Paredes (Behind The Walls), by Marcelo Toledo and multiple photographers

A collection of 14 sculptures that represent the physical and mental traumas endured by victims of gender-based violence, accompanied by photographs of the survivors that are the sculptures subjects. There are an additional 120 sculptures resembling thorns to remember the estimated 120 women who die globally everyday due to gender violence.

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POC Guide to Glasgow/In Residence, by Glasgow School of Art POC Society

Content Warnings: Perpetrators: Other Keywords Resource Types: Zine State Racism

List of resources by and for POC in Glasgow (health and support services, hair and skincare, language support, clubs/gallery spaces/community centres, art, audio online, supermarkets, restaurants). In Residence: POC Society Manifesto and exhibition information and artist list, and a conversation between some members of the Society. POC survivors are given far less support than white survivors.

Next to the Knives: Narratives of survival after sexual assault (By and for QTPOC), published by Brushfire Press

Content Warnings: Abuse and Assault Types: Other Keywords Resource Types: Stalking Sexual Zine Child Incarceration Murder Not being believed Suicide Police Revenge

Stories of surviving sexual assault by and for QTPOC. Includes: Solidarity through support and revenge; Why I Didn’t/Did Report, facts on sexual violence from the Sexual Assault Violence Resource Center; and a call to action for Cynthia Brown. 

Next to the Knives #2: Narratives of survival after sexual assault (By and for QTPOC) published by Brushfire Press

Content Warnings: Abuse and Assault Types: Other Keywords Resource Types: Sexual Zine Child Incarceration Murder Racism Revenge

Stories of surviving sexual assault by and for QTPOC. Includes: Words shared in conversation with survivors; a letter (template?) of informing someone of an abuser; on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) being the survivors to get the least support, and race/racism in rape culture; a focus on Indigenous women; and a call to action for Chrystal Kizer.

Take It As A Compliment, by Maria Stoian

Content Warnings: Abuse and Assault Types: Control Emotional Alcohol Perpetrators: Mental Home Date Physical Other Keywords Street Friend Verbal Places: Partner Sexual Emetophobia Adult Child Stranger He/Him She/Her Police

Illustrated collection of anonymous survivor stories, received online, through emails, and interviews. A reminder for survivors that they are not alone and a call for all of us to take action. Sexual violence is not a compliment.

Paradise Lost, by Emily Macinnes

Content Warnings: Abuse and Assault Types: Parental Emotional Sibling United Kingdom About the Survivors: Men Perpetrators: Family Friend Unclear if survivor Family Other Keywords Photography Christianity Women Drugs Resource Types: Sexual Religious community member Ring Child Graphic text School staff Staff State Stranger Not being believed Self blame Suicide Religion

A collection of photographic portraits of and interviews with male survivors of child sexual abuse recounting their experiences, intended to challenge shame and stigma around the subject.

For more information, see http://www.elysee.ch/en/exhibitions-and-events/videos/emily-macinnes/