Groomed Reflections

Watching the play Groomed on Monday evening left a real impact on me and it is an experience that I will remember for a long time. There was such a dizzying range of emotions explored in those fifty minutes, from murderous anger, to fear, to the panic-stricken,...

Male Shame to Blame

When we as a society discuss rape and sexual abuse we are more than likely to generate a picture in our minds that we are referring to a scenario that involves a female victim and a male perpetrator. This has been demonstrated to me in many discussions with friends,...

Groomed

Thanks for the invitation to see Groomed last night. It was a very moving and professional play, and informed in a way that only a piece written and performed by someone who has personal experience of sexual abuse as a boy could be. Although this was a very difficult...

My experience with Mankind

After years of living a life on the brink of manageable chaos and denial of my mental state due to my childhood sexual abuse, Mankind was there when the chaos was taking over and I could no longer live a lie. It sounds dramatic, but this is the reality for many men...