Going Inside My Battenberg Cake

In order to forget the abuse, I created another world into which I could put my mind whilst my body was being abused. A door opened in my head.

The cartoon girl is floating and disappearing in a tower made from Battenberg cake. This well known technique is called ‘Dissociation’ and it has been used by survivors of abuse and torture and violence for thousands of years.



In trying to self protect

I disappear a little more

To a place where everyone is a cartoon

Where humans evaporate