47 min

S1 Episode 5: De-stigmatising childhood sexual abuse in the South Asian community Poems From My Heart

    • Society & Culture

In today's episode, I speak with Juanita Rea, writer, artist and activist and leader of eduSOIL: a charity that nurtures the mental, emotional, physical and social wellbeing of children,
and adults through mindfulness, yoga and changemaker programmes.


We discuss poetry and childhood sexual trauma and the responsibility we have to protect our children by destigmatising the issue.

We explore ‘Intra-familial childhood sexual abuse' within the South Asian community and how it impacts SEND communities as well.

You will get to hear Juanita’s open and honest account of her own experiences and how her art and poetry has helped her to find a release and heal, as well as listen to a spoken word poem about sexual abuse.



Juanita Rea is a South African artist-activist living in Belfast and working in a range of creative arts to de-stigmatise intrafamilial child sexual abuse, address injustice and promote wellbeing practices and activism. She has an extensive background in education and is the multi-awarded founder of eduSOIL, a social enterprise enabling under-served youth in South Africa, India, the Philippines and Sudan to access yoga, mindfulness and changemaker programmes. Juanita has been creating art all her life and having previously channelled her creativity into wellbeing resources and programmes for others, she has recently begun sharing her art through online performance, publications and exhibitions in 2021 with the aim of breaking her heart open to healing truths.



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To learn more:

http://www.edusoil.com/

https://www.juanita.uk/



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Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists.

Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 



You can now leave me a message on here, and don't forget to hit the follow button so you never miss an episode. 


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In today's episode, I speak with Juanita Rea, writer, artist and activist and leader of eduSOIL: a charity that nurtures the mental, emotional, physical and social wellbeing of children,
and adults through mindfulness, yoga and changemaker programmes.


We discuss poetry and childhood sexual trauma and the responsibility we have to protect our children by destigmatising the issue.

We explore ‘Intra-familial childhood sexual abuse' within the South Asian community and how it impacts SEND communities as well.

You will get to hear Juanita’s open and honest account of her own experiences and how her art and poetry has helped her to find a release and heal, as well as listen to a spoken word poem about sexual abuse.



Juanita Rea is a South African artist-activist living in Belfast and working in a range of creative arts to de-stigmatise intrafamilial child sexual abuse, address injustice and promote wellbeing practices and activism. She has an extensive background in education and is the multi-awarded founder of eduSOIL, a social enterprise enabling under-served youth in South Africa, India, the Philippines and Sudan to access yoga, mindfulness and changemaker programmes. Juanita has been creating art all her life and having previously channelled her creativity into wellbeing resources and programmes for others, she has recently begun sharing her art through online performance, publications and exhibitions in 2021 with the aim of breaking her heart open to healing truths.



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To learn more:

http://www.edusoil.com/

https://www.juanita.uk/



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Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists.

Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 



You can now leave me a message on here, and don't forget to hit the follow button so you never miss an episode. 


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poemsfromyheart/message

47 min