Why shouldn’t I wear a t-shirt that exposes someone else’s secret? Like millions of others, I’ve harboured someone else’s secret for most of my life. I do understand why I did so, but now I don’t want to. Quite simple really. It is not my shame.
I am proud to share my new range, empowering survivors, turning the volume up on a very difficult conversation, that for the best part of my life has been kept in the dark. If you feel uncomfortable about this range, then I would love to know why, let’s chat.
We see many great causes emblazoned across merchandise across the world, but nothing on child sexual abuse. It’s like every other cause means something and the conversation of child sexual abuse doesn’t. Of course, I am certain it has more to do with the fact that no-one really wants to have this uncomfortable conversation.
Wearing a tee-shirt that shares the silence of child sexual abuse, is not comfortable. But I know wearing it has given me confidence, opened up more conversations and allowed more awareness around the work I do, my campaigning and the importance of lifting the lid on the stigma of this conversation, turning the tables.
I decided to launch this range as a fund-raiser for Project 90/10, I want survivors and supporters to wear their merchandise with confidence, and without shame. Please watch my interview below with Nana Akua, GB News. I was supported by actor Charlie Lawson who has been very active in supporting the movement….to think, I used to watch him on Coronation Street!