I Choose Elena, with Lucia Osborne-Crowley SORRY – POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR – LOOK OUT FOR NEW DATE

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Date(s) - Thursday, 7th November
7:00 pm

Location
Five Leaves Bookshop

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(Note – this talk involves a discussion about sexual violence and trauma)

Aged 15 and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped on a night out. The injuries she sustained that evening ended her gymnastics career, and eventually manifested in life-long chronic illnesses, which medical professionals now believe can be caused by untreated trauma.

In a brilliantly researched and deeply affecting essay, Osborne-Crowley invites the reader/listener to join her on decade-long journey to recovery: from the immediate aftermath of the assault, through years of misdiagnosis, to the solace and strength she found in writers like Elena Ferrante.

The author’s investigations reveal profound societal failures – of law, justice, education and the healthcare system. An essential contribution to the field of literature on assault and trauma, I Choose Elena argues that it is only through empathy than we can begin to address the self-perpetuating cycle of sexual violence.

 

Tickets: £4.00 (£2.00 students), including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

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