One of our CASE members is currently working on contributing to the conversation around sexual trauma in our community. This is being done through peoples written contributions of their stories on their experience with sexual trauma (all stories will be published anonymously). These stories will be collaborated into a book, and once published all proceeds will go to a charity that supports healing sexual trauma in our community (this charity is yet to be decided). The book’s name is True, for what is true for humanity now is much different than what was true for us 5, 10 or 50 years ago. Though truth is fluid and ever changing, and while it is recognized that the conversation around sexual trauma in our community certainly exists, the creators of True wish to contribute to the conversation of healing, empowerment and freedom as opposed to victimhood and shame.
There are people we have known for years, and may even be close with who have a story they’ve never shared because the stigma around sexual trauma and silence is so pervasive. Through the authentic sharing of one, another person can feel freedom to share authentically as well.
True is still looking for stories from the community! If you, or someone you know wishes to contribute to the conversation around sexual trauma in a powerful way please email us at case[at]ucalgary[dot]ca. True is also seeking a graphic designer inspired by the True story, and any other person who sees an opportunity for themselves in the editing process.
Details on writing:
We hope that wherever this book ends up, the woman (or man) reading it will find it healing and empowering as well as the person writing.
For more info contact case[at]ucalgary[dot]ca.