My name is Suzzan Blac and I am a survivor of child sexual and physical abuse. At the age of sixteen I was trafficked, beaten and raped; I was forced into pornography and prostitution.
I did not realise or acknowledge that I had been abused, until at the age of thirty-three, I sought the help of a counsellor. I have suffered complex PTSD ever since.
I am an author and an artist. Between 2000-2004 I painted forty-two images of my story of abuse for my own personal recovery. For the last few years I have used my art and my story to train social workers in child sexual abuse, exploitation and secondary victimisation.
I am also an advocate against child and adult abuse. My focus is centred around females. As sexually abused girls often become teenagers who display high-risk sexual behaviours, self-harm and are more prone to become victims of grooming, rapes, prostitution and pornography.
My website - http://www.suzzanb.com/
My blog 'The violence of pornography' - http://theviolenceofpornography.blogspot.co.uk/