Alissa, then: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07gz0d2
Alissa, now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07gz11h
Alissa Anne Jeun Yi was raped on a night out while at university a few years ago. Alissa tells Catriona why she found it difficult to understand that what happened to her was rape, even though she was studying law at the time. This episode contains discussion of sexual abuse directly, so if you don’t feel like listening to that now, you can head straight to the next episode of After, to hear how Alissa has coped since…
In part 2 ‘Now’, Alissa talks to Catriona about her one-woman play, called Love Songs, which she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018. During the performance Alissa talked openly about her rape. She tells Catriona about what it’s like to talk to an audience about sexual abuse, while still trying to make them laugh.
If you've been affected by sexual abuse or violence, you can find details of organisations in the UK who offer help and support at bbc.co.uk/actionline.