The My Voice Project was the first time a number of our clients shared their personal stories outside of our counselling rooms. The testimony of their experience, their survival and their journey of recovery were documented as part of a series of five storytelling workshops run in partnership with digital media consultancy Sound Delivery.
The participants learnt the secrets of good storytelling using a variety of tools. The women met in the safe environment of the Maya Centre, and worked together to encourage and support each other to give voice their personal stories.
Our clients have told their stories in a bid to help with their healing processes and combat stigma so that other women will feel empowered to share their experiences, break the cycle of abuse and make their voices heard. Some of these women have chosen to remain anonymous. We encourage you to listen to their journey of recovery.
“I feel safe here, I feel listened to, I feel understood, I feel like I’m working on myself and progressing in my life, I’m really grateful for all that.”
“At the Maya Centre for women I was able to talk without judgement, my therapist helped me to recognise my feelings and identify with past issues that were impacting my current behaviour in a negative way”