About #notmyshame

In 2020, Emma-Jane Taylor shared a quote to social media, saying 'being sexually abused as a child, was not my shame'. Many survivors across the world connected with her.

In 2021 she continued to shout out about NotMyShame and in 2022 expanded this quote saying 'I am not afraid to say I was sexually abused as a child. I was just a child, it isn't my shame!', social media erupted. In May 2023 she put her quote on her tee-shirt, it went viral.

She says "we see many great causes emblazoned across merchandise across the world, but nothing on child sexual abuse. It’s like every other cause means something and this doesn’t. Wearing a tee that shares the silence of child sexual abuse, is not comfortable. But I know wearing it has given me confidence, opened up more conversations and allowed more awareness of the work I do".

In May 2023 Emma-Jane was inundated by requests for a tee-shirt. Realising she couldn't keep up with the supply and demand, she decided to open a shop front to manage the requests and here was the launch of the #NotMyShame movement, which has since become a charitable donation for her charity, Project 90/10.

We hope you wear your merchandise with confidence and without shame, because "YOU" have nothing to be ashamed about. If you would prefer to just use the hashtag and not wear our merchandise, then that is FINE too - there are no right's or wrongs, just what makes you feel confident.

Dates for the diary:

  • 1st May and 1st December (annual events) - Global Rock Drop Day - see main page for more details on how to get involved.
  • 15th December - Winter Warmers; it Forward Days
  • Coffee mornings across the world - check website for locations and social media for dates/ locations
  • Zoom meetings - organised by Emma Jane Taylor frequently.

To join our private Facebook group for survivors of CSA - please click the link on our website to follow subscribe process.