SURVIVOR ACTIVIST - PSYCHOLOGIST - DRAMATHERAPIST
Hi, I'm Silke. As a Survivor Activist, I bring together my expertise from lived experience, academic training, and professional practice, to empower survivors of childhood sexual abuse and create the structures we need both for support and prevention. I also do public speaking both at festivals and conferences, as well as on my YouTube channel LittleActsOfRevolution.
In the last four years I have been working as a School Counsellor with children and young people in education and have founded the Survivors’ Collective, an activist project for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. At the Collective, I facilitate workshops, organise open forums, and develop innovative formats of activism which suit the various needs of survivors who want to participate.
With my new project ‘Not The Only One’, which is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, I am currently developing effective methods to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse in education through a combination of proactive outreach, activism, advocacy, and support groups.
Panels, Talks & Workshops
I give talks and facilitate workshops and discussions about various aspects of childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, mental health, and activism.
In the last year I have contributed to events such as the Women of the World Festival London, UCL Medsin conference London, and MitSprache survivor congress Berlin.
Training & Consultancy
I offer consultancy for schools and colleges, and training for teachers and support staff on:
- Child and adolescent mental health and trauma in the context of education.
Creating trauma sensitive school environments and classrooms.
Developing proactive safeguarding concepts from primary schools to colleges.
If you'd like to book me for a training, workshop, or as a speaker for your event, please get in touch.