Uncovered Voices

Uncovered Voices is an anthology of writing and artwork created by survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

by Uncovered Artistry in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

We did it
On 8th October 2018 we successfully raised £575 with 32 supporters in 42 days

New stretch target

If we raise extra funds, we could use the money to better support the creativity and healing of survivors who frequent Glasgow Women's Aid and Glasgow Rape Crisis by providing them with extra copies of the book.

We will also be able to print more copies of the anthology and have the ability to send it out to people across the world, spreading the message of Uncovered Voices further.


In the last two years, more survivors of sexual and domestic abuse have spoken out than ever before. We want to continue this change by giving survivors a platform to have their voices heard.

Uncovered Voices is a project based in Glasgow, Scotland, which aims to promote and publish the writing and artwork of sexual and domestic abuse survivors. Run by Uncovered Artistry, a non-profit organisation that supports the creativity of those who have experienced abuse, Uncovered Voices's mission is to reach out to people in our local community and help them to create something that is meaningful to them.

From September to November 2017, we ran a series of free creative writing workshops at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, where sexual and domestic abuse survivors developed their writing ideas and received guidance from professional, published women authors. To deliver these workshops in a safe space, we partnered with a representative from Glasgow Women’s Aid, who offered invaluable support.

Now we want to promote the creativity of 21 domestic and sexual abuse survivors even further by publishing an anthology of art, poetry, prose, and nonfiction on the themes of abuse, healing, and survival. We hope that this anthology will challenge stereotypes about sexual and domestic abuse, as well as help survivors to express themselves through creativity. We have already won a Young Programmer's grant from The Scottish Book Trust to launch the anthology in Book Week Scotland 2018. We will have also been awarded a small grant from the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh, where we will host a lovely launch and reading event for our writers and artists. 

Our team are experienced editors and publishers, who are dedicated to producing an anthology of the highest quality possible. We will be providing regular updates on the progress of the anthology, which has already been compiled and edited, with a forward from Nadine Aisha Jassat.

What does your donation go towards?

  • Publishing costs and ISBN.
  • Paying our writers and artists for their contributions.
  • Providing copies of the book for free to venues such as Glasgow Rape Crisis, Glasgow Women's Aid, and the Mitchell Library.

Of course, we'll also update you if there are any delays in the process, as we like to keep you in the loop. We might also send you pictures of our team hard at work (possibly with their pets)!

We appreciate any donation you can make to our project, and we hope to see you at our launch party at the Forest Cafe for Book Week Scotland on the 24th of November!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Publishing Pal

Receive a physical copy of the Uncovered Voices anthology, delivered to you with a personalised note from our team. Delivery by the end of December 2018.

£5 or more

Digital Do-Gooder

Receive a digital copy of the Uncovered Voices anthology, available to download in the last week of November!

£15 or more

Launch Party Lover

Book a place at our official launch party at the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh, as well as a printed copy of the anthology, which will be ready for you to pick up at the party. We'll also throw in a digital copy for you to peak at before the official launch!


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