hello! I head up all of GINA & manage the magic that happens at GINA HQ. I’m also in the role of Executive Assistant for our sister organisation, RSVP.
I’m a University of Birmingham Business Management graduate & a published academic author, with my research surrounding female sexualisation & objectification in marketing published internationally in SAGE’s Handbook of Marketing Ethics, in 2020.
I am also a Co-Researcher with The PROSPER Study at the University of Birmingham, which is a study of the role, funding and commissioning of specialist services provided by the voluntary sector in England.
when I’m not working, I can usually be found out with friends, with a paintbrush in my hand, in front of a piano or with my nose in a book!
I am passionate about my work at GINA because it embodies my message to individuals subjected to sexual violence & abuse...
“to all who are still silenced, shamed & disbelieved. I believe you. It’s a privilege to stand with you. your courage & strength never cease to amaze & inspire me. I am in awe of you. you have the right to thrive after being subjected to sexual violence & abuse. you have the right to object against your own mistreatment & that of others. the rest of the world may try & deny you this right & they will act offended and disgusted when you exercise it, but it is yours.
you have that right, don’t be afraid to live it.”
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meet Lucy & find out more about GINA:
Hey! I support Lucy on all things GINA – so I help manage the operations of the organisation as well as the volunteers. I also write the blog for GINA and am currently writing a book for GINA! My aim in all my work is to provide the support for survivors of sexual assault that I wish I had had.
I am at the University of Edinburgh, studying Politics and Spanish. Alongside this, I am involved in the student journalism scene. When I am not working I love exercising – I am part of a kickboxing society – spending time with family and friends, reading a book or travelling!
hello, i am a masters trained Integrative Arts Psychotherapist working with both adults and children. i have worked with survivors of sexual violence and abuse (and their supporters) since 2011. i am trained in nine therapeutic art forms including sand play, clay storytelling, puppetry, paints, drama, music, use of imagination, dance and bodywork. whilst you may find it useful to use the Arts, you may instead decide not to! as will all of my approaches, this will be your choice and decision to make at your own pace.
i offer a non-judgemental, safe space for self-discovery and self-acceptance. i offer a place for empathetic exploration of feelings or past events that may be too scary or confusing to face alone. as well as talking therapy, i encourage the use of the Arts in sessions, which can be useful when words are too much or not enough.
i am an artist and dancer with three children. i also have an ongoing passion for neuroscience and i sometimes share elements of this to support a client’s journey; for example, how the brain reacts to trauma or evidence of how it can start to heal itself when using the Arts therapeutically.
I volunteer for GINA because I have always admired the organisation & it’s sister, the Rape & Sexual Violence Project (RSVP).
I want to help create a world where individuals feel safe to heal, scream, laugh & be vulnerable, which is why I am passionate about the work GINA does.
when I’m not volunteering, I love reading & writing poetry, walking in the countryside & doing some photography.