uncovered voices

Challenging stereotypes

Allowing survivors to take ownership of their stories

Creating a multi-faceted portrait of abuse

The Uncovered Voices Anthology is on sale now!

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Uncovered Voices is also available to buy and borrow offline!


Buy from:

The Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh)

The Lighthouse (Edinburgh)

Golden Hare Books (Edinburgh)

Good Press (Glasgow)

Borrow from:

The Mitchell Library (Glasgow)

The Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh)

The National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh)

The Bold Collective Library (Glasgow)

The British Library (London)

The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth)

The University of Cambridge Library

The University of Oxford Library

Trinity College Library (Dublin)

Uncovered Voices invited survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse to join a free series of creative writing workshops, facilitated by professional writers. Alongside survivors across Scotland, participants of these workshops have contributed to an anthology of poetry, fiction, visual art and non-fiction.

Supporting Survivors


The Uncovered Voices workshops and anthology aim to raise awareness about sexual violence and domestic abuse; help survivors to express feelings of trauma and healing through art; and ultimately create a multi-faceted portrait of abuse in Scotland today.


Contributors received payment for their contribution, a free copy of the anthology, and were invited to read their work at the launch event which took place during Book Week Scotland 2018. The project encourages writing as a form of therapy, as well as future careers in the arts. We believe that creativity can be vital in empowering people affected by abuse, helping them to overcome trauma, and letting their voices and perspectives be heard.

Supporting the Local Community

Uncovered Voices has been planned in collaboration with artist and writer AK Thaysen. You can see her creative work here.


Participants for the workshops were reached out to through local organisations including Glasgow Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, and the Scottish Recovery Network. They were facilitated by local professional writers and had a representative from Glasgow Women's Aid present. The workshops took place in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library, where Uncovered Voices also hosted a public workshop as part of the 2017 Book Week Scotland programming. The Scottish Book Trust also awarded Uncovered Voices funding to run public events in partnership with them during Book Week Scotland in 2017 and 2018.

Thank You!

We would not have been able to run the Uncovered Voices project without the help of many people. 

Thank you to our funders: Forest Arts, the Scotmid Co-operative, the Scottish Book Trust, and everyone who donated to the crowdfunder.

Thank you to The Mitchell Library and our workshop facilitators: Safina Mazhar, Katy Hastie, Elizabeth Reeder, Nadine Aisha Jassat, and Zoe Strachan.

Thank you to Glasgow Women's Aid, who generously sent along a representative to our workshops. Having the skills, training and experience of a Women's Aid worker was vital to creating a safe space for all our participants.

Finally, thank you to all workshop participants and contributors to the anthology for their inspiring writing!

Uncovered Artistry CIC is a registered community interest company: 598795