I did not consent

The drawing is about the shame that I carried because I was a victim of domestic abuse. I felt shame because I was powerless to do anything about what was happening to me because I lived in fear of my perpetrator.

At the time I did this drawing, I purposely covered my face because I still carried the shame and did not want to show my face. I was screaming inside and the only way I could communicate what had happened to me was to write the words “I did not consent” I wrote the words in red because the colour represents (justified) anger.

[Image description: A black and white drawing of a woman’s head and shoulders. Her fingers are covering her eyes and face. The words ‘I did not consent’ are written in red writing across the backs of her hands.]

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