Survivors of abuse are often obstreperous.
Angry, bitter even. They fight among themselves sometimes, and make life difficult for one another.
You can attend a day-long conference where they are all gathered together, as I did last Saturday, and find how difficult they find it sometimes to find common cause with each other.
The conference was organised principally by the Christine Buckley Centre, named after that remarkable woman whose determination to tell her story changed everything for survivors of institutional abuse.
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