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Reform Magazine | October 22, 2019

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I am…

I am… a survivor of economic abuse

27/09/2019 |

A survivor of economic abuse tells her story

In the early years of my marriage, I had not consciously realised that economic abuse was taking place. I believed we had a simple, workable system of managing finances. We opened a … Read More

I am… a haemophiliac

23/08/2019 |

Olly Black on living with haemophilia

I kept getting bruises all over when I was six months old. My dad’s mum thought my mum and dad were beating me. They took me for tests, and found out I had genetic … Read More

I am… an orphan?

02/07/2019 |

Am I an orphan?

Can you call yourself an orphan as an adult? The word implies child, right? But at what point do you stop being someone’s child? All I know is that, rightly or wrongly, in the lead up … Read More

I am… on trial for climate protest

28/05/2019 |

Phil Kingston is on trial for climate protest at 83

I am 83 years old and a grandfather. On 25 April, I was arrested for taking part in a protest with Christian Climate Action (CCA) on top of a DLR … Read More

I am… a survivor of sexual abuse in church

29/04/2019 |

A survivor of sexual abuse in church tells his story

I met my abuser for the first time when I was 12. He was student minister in my church. When my parents divorced, I moved in with my mum and … Read More

I am… deaf

01/04/2019 |

Alanna Hurmon on the challenges of being deaf

My deafness is passed on through the family. Most of us have got it. Not all, but most. It’s caused some problems. We’ll get told off for being ignorant when, in actuality, … Read More