Press & Praise

MY VISION IS TO END RAPE CULTURE.
WE CAN’T END RAPE CULTURE IF WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT.
SO I TALK ABOUT IT.

ON THE JUSTICE SYSTEM & VICTIM BLAMING
(BBC TV and RADIO)

WHEN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM BLAMES VICTIMS FOR ITS FAILURES TO PROVIDE JUSTICE…

Judge Kushner said that women are entitled to drink yet are putting themselves at risk of predators. I spoke first on BBC Breakfast, and then on Radio 5 Live.

BBC Breakfast, 12th January 2017
BBC Radio 5 Live, 12th January 2017

THE PSYCHOLOGIES LIFE LABS RECOVERY SERIES

IN THIS SERIES I SHARE HOW WE CAN RECOVER AND LIVE A RECONNECTED LIFE AGAIN.

SEXUAL ABUSE & SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK
6-12 FEBRUARY 2017
(METRO, HUFFINGTON POST)

WE DON’T TALK ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE ENOUGH. THAT’S NOT OK.

#ITSNOTOK

Huffington Post, 6th February 2017
It’s Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week: Why It Matters
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Metro, 6th February 2017
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week: What You Need to Know
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Metro, 6th February 2017
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week: The State of Help For Survivors
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Metro, 6th February 2017
#ItsNotOK: Breaking the Silence on Sexual Abuse & Violence
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Metro, 7th February 2017
Consent for Dummies: How To Tell If A Person Wants To Have Sex With You Or Not
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Metro, 7th February 2017
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week: Is Abuse Something You Can Ever Recover From?
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Metro, 8th February 2017
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week: 11 Ways You Can Help
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Metro, 9th February 2017
1 in 5 Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted: They Could Be One Of Your Colleagues
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Metro, 9th February 2017
A Rapist Is A Rapist: All The ‘Helpful’ Advice About How To Avoid Rape Just Contributes To Victim Blaming
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Metro, 11th February 2017
Why Are Women So Often Met With Disbelief When It Comes To Sexual Abuse & Violence?
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THE PSYCHOLOGIES LIFE LABS END RAPE CULTURE SERIES

IN THIS SERIES I SHARE MY DREAM TO END RAPE CULTURE,
AND HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE IT, TOGETHER.
  1. END RAPE CULTURE WITHIN A GENERATION: MY DREAM (06/12/16)
  2. WHAT IS RAPE CULTURE ANYWAY? (13/12/16)
  3. IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS (21/12/16)
  4. START WITH A WHISPER (03/01/17)
  5. A CALL FOR SURVIVOR ALLIES (12/01/17)
  6. HOW TO BE A FRIEND (16/01/17)
  7. WHEN THE NEGATIVE IS POSITIVE (26/01/17)
  8. WHAT IS RECOVERY? (01/02/17)
  9. SEXUAL ABUSE & SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK (07/02/17)

RAPE IN TV & FILM
(METRO, LONDON LIVE (TV), HUFFINGTON POST)

HOW TV AND FILM TREAT RAPE HAS REAL INFLUENCE ON SOCIETAL ATTITUDES.

Psychologies Life Labs, 5th June 2017

I was honoured to receive an advance copy of Winnie M Li’s novel Dark Chapter. It is a rare and great book, with the potential to change minds about the lived experience of rape.

Read The Book Review Here

Metro, 27th January 2017

Broadchurch Season 3 has a sexual assault at its centre. In this piece I write about how the performance of the victim is real, but the processes surrounding the crime feel very fictional.

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Metro, 11th December 2016

I write about how The Affair is shining a light on the opposing sides of the consent debate and by doing so, pushing the conversation into more nuanced territory

Read The Article Here

 

Metro, 4th October 2016

Audrie & Daisy tells the heartbreaking story of two girls, in different small American towns, who experienced rape, sexual abuse and cyberbullying. It’s hard to watch, and yet everyone who doesn’t already know should watch… [Trigger warnings aplenty].

Read The Article Here

 

Metro, 29th September 2016

I wrote about why it is so important that TV shows survivor experiences realistically – so often silenced, the survivor has been given a voice.

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Metro, 28th September 2016

My first article with my own byline, I wrote about how Hollyoaks was giving a masterclass in how not to be a friend, and called for Survivor Allies.

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Huffington Post, 26th September 2016

The Hollyoaks consent storyline makes for uncomfortable viewing – and not just because it depicts rape.

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Metro, 23rd September 2016

Hollyoaks is using a Freshers Week drunken encounter to raise the topic of sexual consent in a storyline that seeks to raise a debate and educate on what constitutes consent. I wrote for the Metro on why it was rape; mixed signals are a fallacy.  The price for a ‘mistake’ is not made by the man who made it. The accompanying documentary illustrates just how critical education on consent is.

Read The Article Here

 

London Live, 26th August 2016

I was invited onto London Live to discuss why I had chosen to waive my anonymity and write the open letter about the Eastenders’ storyline.  Interviewed by Vanessa Baffoe, it was my first TV appearance.

Watch The Edited Clip Here

 

Huffington Post, 23rd August 2016

My open letter about the Eastenders’ storyline also featured in Huffington Post, and I was invited to become a blogger for them.  The next day, it was on their front page.

Read The Article Here

 

Metro, 22nd August 2016

After watching the Eastenders’ Dean Wicks rape verdict episode, I felt compelled to write an open letter praising the producers for working with Rape Crisis to ensure survivors’ voices are heard.

Read The Article Here

MY SOAPBOX RANTS (PRIMARILY HUFFINGTON POST)

BECAUSE SILENCE HURTS AND SO I TALK HARD…

Huffington Post, 27th December 2016
Is online dating a descent into hell? In a climate of increasing rapes arising from online dating, I challenge the online dating sites to share records of alleged perpertrators. I later found out this was also translated into Spanish for Huffington Post Spain. I think it’s the first time I’ve been translated.
Read The Article Here
And The Spanish Version

Huffington Post, 12th December 2016
In an open letter to Piers Morgan, I school him in some facts about rape and PTSD.
Read The Article Here

Huffington Post, 18th October 2016
The Ched Evans verdict was personal. We need to look for silver linings.
Also includes my Speakers’ Corner speech for Scream in Solidarity
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Slutwalk London, 22nd September 2012
I was proud to speak at Slutwalk London on Silence Hurts.
Watch My Speech

OTHER PRESS

SOLIDARITY WITH OTHERS

Huffington Post, 22nd November 2016
The inspiring story of RSVP’s CEO Lisa Thompson running the Fire & Ice challenge: 155 miles across Iceland’s challenging terrain.
Read The Article Here

Glamour Magazine, 16th September 2016
The October 2016 print edition of Glamour Magazine featured a letter from a survivor to her rapist.  I was moved to tears, and felt the need to reach out and let her know it can get better.
Read The Article Here

INTERVIEWS WITH OTHERS

I AM SOMETIMES APPROACHED TO BE INTERVIEWED BY OTHERS WHO WANT TO FEATURE ME.

Winning Pathways (Claudia Crawley), Page 1 Women, 14 March 2017
I met Claudia at the One Woman Conference, and am honoured to be featured as a Page 1 Woman in her blog.
Read The Article Here

Lesley Pyne, Inspirational Stories, 6 March 2017
I was honoured to be featured by Lesley in her Inspirational Stories series, about how I have overcome childlessness.
Read The Feature Here

The Confident Mother Conference, 16 January 2017
Despite not being a Mother, Sherry Bevan wanted to interview me for her Confident Mother Conference on how to live a ReConnected Life.
Listen to the Podcast Here

WANT ME TO WRITE, SPEAK OR COMMENT?

It’s my mission to break the silence, and speak for the silenced.  If you’d like me to comment, on the record, with the perspective of a rape survivor who’s life purpose is now to help guide others through their recovery path, please get in touch.  I’d be delighted to support you in amplifying the conversation.

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PRAISE FOR RECONNECTED LIFE

ReConnected Life holds a vital place in the world, as through Emily’s coaching and her lived experiences she gives hope to survivors that with the right support they can survive following devastating experiences of rape and sexual trauma. Additionally, she demonstrates to survivors and also to wider society that people can actually move beyond surviving to post traumatic growth. This important message of hope and recovery is an essential one and shows the world that people can carry on and thrive even after rape and sexual trauma.

LISA THOMPSON, CEO
Rape & Sexual Violence Project

It is essential that we support people who’ve experienced abuse beyond therapy, as there is much more to managing life post-trauma than handling the symptoms of PTSD. I’m excited that someone is finally offering coaching in this space and I look forward to seeing how ReConnected Life and the work Emily is doing can transform lives.

DR NINA BURROWES
ninaburrowes.com

Sexual assault and abuse can have longstanding affects on sex, intimacy and relationships. It is fantastic that ReConnected Life aims to go beyond ‘recovery’ from these experiences to also helping survivors to reclaim and reconnect with their lives and relationships.

I look forward to seeing how this programme develops and the positive impact it may have on reducing stigma, increasing awareness and helping survivors to move forward with their lives.

DR SIOBHAN MARNOCH
Back on Track Psychology

From the moment Emily told me what she was doing, and how she was planning to support survivors of rape, I knew that I had to be part of it. And having worked alongside her now for almost a year, I can tell you that what she has pulled together is one of the most comprehensive and well thought through programmes I’ve encountered – on any topic!

I sincerely hope that my daughters, sisters and girlfriends never experience the trauma of rape or sexual abuse. But if they do, I sincerely hope that they seek Emily’s help sooner rather than later.

CAT TOWNSEND
The FeelGoodAgency

It’s been my absolute pleasure to be part of Emily’s journey to helping women so profoundly. It’s just not OK that anyone is raped, under any circumstance. I wholeheartedly believe that there needs to be a paradigm shift and Emily is one of the many women taking on board that challenge. I am grateful that she has stepped up to become a powerful voice for the too many women sharing this particular pain. Her passion for changing the world, for transforming lives, is contagious and inspirational. Her perspectives are insightful and her programs complete, and transformational.

DR JOANNA MARTIN
www.joannamartin.com

I feel privileged to have met Emily and to have played a small part in helping her to get her message to the people who really need her. Her personal story of rape survival and getting her life to the place she is in now is beyond inspirational. She is absolutely on a mission to make sure that anyone who has suffered rape or sexual assault does not allow it to define the rest of their lives. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Emily. The world needs her.

EMMA SARGENT
The Extraordinary Coaching Company

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