Not the Right Time (1 of 4)

Episode one of Silent Evidence: One woman’s story of childhood sexual abuse.

Tennessee Watson is a journalist and documentarian who has been struggling to speak out about something that happened to her when she was a kid, something that she knew was wrong. When Tennessee was seven her gymnastics coach fondled her vulva. In part one of Silent Evidence, Tennessee takes us in and out of her memories, from childhood to adolescence as she comes to terms with what happened to her and finally revisiting the gym where she was abused.  

Find out more about Silent Evidence.


Produced by Tennessee Watson and Kaitlin Prest, with The Heart. Editing by Sharon Mashihi. Additional thanks to Pejk, Sarah, Allen, Ida, Audrey, Brendan and Martyna.

This project was made possible with funding from the IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

Image art by Jen Ng.