Lorena Ros

Year
2010
Location
Spain
Amount
$20,000
Term
One year

Lorena Ros will partner with La Fundación Vicki Bernadet to use Unspoken—a book and multimedia project on adult survivors of child sexual abuse—to create an experiential workshop designed to raise awareness and reach out to women survivors in the Spanish prison system.

The project will incorporate Ros’s photographs of the survivors and the places or objects that trigger memories of their abuse; the survivors’ personal photographs of themselves at the age of abuse; drawings; newspaper clippings; and interviews. The workshops will be led by a psychologist, with the goal of the breaking the taboo of sexual abuse and creating a safe space to explore the psychological and social effects of childhood abuse, and its relationship to high risk behavior and patterns of re-victimization.