May 14, 2021
Between 13th - 21st May I am walking the South Devon Coast Path to build community, visibility and voice for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
It's all part of my wider Restless project where I'm walking in coastal landscapes and using that experience to write poems and songs that talk about survivor journeys - of exposure, navigating challenging territory, being on the edge and the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.
I'm writing at the end of each day and posting it on my website here: https://www.vivgordon.com/blog/category/restless
My phone tells me we’ve climbed over 2000 feet - the height at which a hill becomes a mountain. There’s something fitting about that. Our theme this walk is moving out of isolation and into nurturing connection, community and belonging, something we can all resonate with after the last year. And as survivors - boy, do we have a mountain to climb.
If you'd like to find out more about the project and how you can get involved, please visit my website here: https://www.vivgordon.com/restless