Let Them Speak

Suicide prevention and poverty researcher Gerry Georgatos (left, back), Independent film maker and former child sexual abuse victim Alex Hayes, together with (L) Sharon, Barbara, Jillian, Rosemar. Photo - Megan Krakouer

Suicide prevention and poverty researcher Gerry Georgatos (left, back), Independent film maker and former child sexual abuse victim Alex Hayes, together with (L) Sharon, Barbara, Jillian, Rosemar. Photo - Megan Krakouer

In late 2018 we were contacted by Gerry Georgatos and Megan Krakouer from the Institute for Social Justice & Human Rights (ISJHR) and the National Indigenous Crisis Unit (NCRIS) regarding four brave women who were prepared to speak about their experience of sexual abuse and harassment as children into their childhood.

We took three hours of film footage and from that we have produced an hour long documentary which will be made public both online and via a screening proposed to be at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia in February 2019.

“…To help other sexual abuse victims speak out, Mrs Heneker together with her three sisters Sharon Hume, 59 and Rosemary Bailey, 57 have shared their emotional and heartbreaking story in a documentary titled, Let Them Speak. Mrs Heneker also hopes it will allow for programs to be designed to support sexual assault victims. “If we can save one or two people with our stories, that will make us happy. I am proud of my sisters for doing it,” she said.” - https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/four-sisters-reveal-details-of-sexual-abuse-for-first-time/news-story/d6ab3a671a8a57fcf3ff31c29994c8a3

Rosemary (far left), Barbara (middle), Sharon (far right) -  Photo: Megan Krakouer

Rosemary (far left), Barbara (middle), Sharon (far right) - Photo: Megan Krakouer

“…After 30 years of marriage, Mrs Heneker and her husband, who share three children together, got a divorce. She blames her past for the breakup.

“Growing up I thought I would never find a partner of any description, I still feel that way all the time and maybe that is why my marriages and relationships dissolved,” she said.

“I know that there are a lot of people who are too scared to come forward with things like that — I am telling my story for the younger generation, and the older generation to find their confidence to talk about it.”

Barbara & Sharon - Photo: Megan Krakouer

Barbara & Sharon - Photo: Megan Krakouer


Let-Her-Speak

Photo: Megan Krakouer