1 ‘Karma Police’ - Identity

About This Episode

1 in 6 Australian men will experience sexual abuse, usually as children or adolescents. Survivors of child sexual abuse often speak of feeling like their identity was stripped away by their abuser. Who would they have been, how would they have turned out, if the abuse had not derailed their life? What resilience, resourcefulness and strength is required to overcome the impacts of child sexual abuse on forming your identity? How can you find your way back – and forward – to yourself?

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Les S, Ryan C, Jarad G, Phil S, Lindsay G, Matthew O, Dr Judy Cashmore, Shane Greentree & Brett Pickard (SAMSN, Eight-week Support Group facilitator).


Resources for Survivors:

Useful resources for survivors of male childhood sexual abuse can be found here.


Thanks to:

All our wonderful interviewees!



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OPENING – Matt-Stewart Evans: Finding Hope (Instrumental)
PHILLIP – Andrew Word: Fields (Instrumental)
RYAN – Philip Daniel: Reverse The River – Strings (Instrumental)
CLOSING CREDITS – Seth Öphengon: A Safe Place (Instrumental)


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SAMSN acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respect to Past, Present and Future Elders.

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