I attended my first cervical smear after sexual abuse: here's what happened.

I attended my first cervical smear after sexual abuse: here's what happened.

For the longest time I was ashamed to talk about smear tests and especially afraid to admit that I hadn’t been yet and the reason why: I was sexually abused in an intimate relationship and the thought of being vulnerable, exposed and not in control of my own body was so scary that it crippled me.

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An open letter to Stephen Fry about the time he saved my life

An open letter to Stephen Fry about the time he saved my life

As dramatic and almost exciting as being dragged out of a burning building or shoved out of the way of an oncoming train by the former host of QI might have been, we both know that isn't what happened. In fact, it's really very weird to me that you don't know what DID happen - because it is everything to me, and your role (although unknown to you) was so important.

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