Young and Powerful with CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality

Young and Powerful & Restorative Justice with Claire McFarlane

July 27, 2023 CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality Season 1 Episode 13
Young and Powerful with CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality
Young and Powerful & Restorative Justice with Claire McFarlane
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In this episode CHOICE is joined by Claire McFarlane, an activist and changemaker peacefully campaigning to end sexual violence by running 16km of beach in every country of the world. With her organisation, Footsteps to Inspire, Claire is focused on creating safe, inclusive spaces for young people and works closely with youth organisations, schools and universities in facilitating awareness weeks and workshops on topics of sexual wellbeing, consent, sexual violence prevention and self-care. Claire and Poppy (CHOICE host) discuss what is restorative justice, healing from SGBV, transforming trauma, and more.

Trigger Warning:
We talk about sexual and gender based violence, alcoholism, suicide and Claire's experiences in detail, please take care and be kind to yourself when listening to this episode if these are triggers for you.


Acronyms used:

  • SRHR = Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • CSE = Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • MIYP = Meaningful and Inclusive Youth Participation
  • SGBV = Sexual and Gender Based Violence

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Podcast theme music by Transistor.fm

Who is Claire and Footsteps To Inspire?
Carrying trauma in our bodies
Approaches to healing and compound PTS
How does Claire share her story of surviving rape?
Restorative Justice and going into prisons in The Netherlands
Claire’s Story
Why sexual healing from sexual assault is so important?
Having conversations with teens on sexual health and relationships can prevent sexual violence
Defining Restorative Justice and healing harm
Transforming trauma, triggers and tools for life
Imposter syndrome is real, lived experience and being an expert on sexual violence
Being an agent of change
Claire’s key take away for young people