February 28, 2021

Was I Dead, Before I Realised I Was Dying?

Natascha Graham

FilmI Am Winter, 2021

I Am Winter was a poem turned into a short film exploring the experience of being the victim of severe and brutal narcissistic abuse in a lesbian relationship. The film shows the despair, the anger, the rage and sadness, the inability to exist or escape from the same four walls. She is trapped, and she is dying. This is a topic I feel incredibly passionate about promoting because narcissistic abuse in itself is so underrepresented, but narcissistic abuse in a lesbian relationship is even less so, and yet it is so important for the victims of this type of abuse as our abusers are master manipulators and are so charming that they are, more often than not, the ones who are believed over their victims, and as a victim myself I feel I would love to reach out through my short films to ever just one person to let them know that they are not alone, they are not insane, and that there are people out there who will be there for them when they need it.