Rape survivor writes poem about attack
A poet has encouraged sex attack survivors to speak out after she wrote a poem about being raped.
Michaela Spencer, 26, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after she was raped at a house party in 2014.
Ms Spencer, who performs as The Plentiful Poet and now helps run a mental health charity in Nottingham, said she decided not to report the attacker to police because she felt she did not have enough evidence.
She published a poem about that night on Facebook and said she has since been contacted by more than 30 sex attack victims.
"Each time I write, I write something so true about myself that I heal each time," she said.
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Video journalist: Alex Thorp
17 Feb 2020