PROJECT TRUTH

Project-Truth gives women who have been silenced a voice

It is a series of conversations with women who have experienced abuse and gives women the chance to explore what has happened to them and to share what impact this had on their lives.

Together, we look for the positives in dark situations and we always find them.

The women who have given their time to this project are generous, strong and successful women from the UK. We know this a worldwide issue and we want to give women everywhere a voice when they need to speak about abuse. Share the podcast and share the word so that we can share more stories.

Trigger warning – we discuss difficult things.

Some of these are truly shocking but all of the women tell their stories gently and with humour so we hope you’re able to listen to all of them but please, please take care of yourself and don’t listen if it may upset you. 

Anita talks about controlling behaviours, being isolated and spotting the signs of a bad relationship. This is based on an experience 40 years ago that has left a huge impact on her ability to trust people.
Trigger warning – Big Sky talks to us about child abuse. Please be aware, that although there are no graphic details it may trigger difficult thoughts and feelings.
Michelle talks to us about abusive relationships, being lied to and the role of boundaries to help us know what we need and want in a relationship. This includes managing the physical, emotional and mental responses we have to relationships.

Ursula is the youngest woman we spoke to and she talks about the role of coercion and sex in relationships. She also talks about depression and how confusing it is to understand where feelings come from when everything should be fine in your life.

Xena talked to us about bullying at work and home and how small, individual actions build into something much more abusive. We discuss how common abuse is and how easy it is for it to become normalised at work and home.

Trigger warning. Rosa talks to us about stalking, rape and suicide in this episode. There are no graphic details but we need you to know that some of the material may be extremely difficult to hear.

One of the things we noticed as we spoke to individual women was how a few things kept cropping up.
So, we asked a group of women to come together to talk about some of those themes.
We wrote a series of ‘big questions’ based on the themes and this episode is a discussion of those themes.

Vera and Vera were chatting to Helen Scott on @BBCUpload @BBCRadioEssex about how important it is to talk about #domesticabuse Thank you to the amazing Big Sky and all the wonderful women that made the podcast possible with their honesty and courage.

 

Vera and Vera were chatting to Ian Wyatt on @BBCUpload @BBCRadioEssex about how important it is to talk about #domesticabuse Thank you to the amazing Anita and all the wonderful women that made the podcast possible with their honesty and courage.