This week is the inaugural Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week in the UK, and I’ve been part of an active social media conversation at #ItsNotOk. I’ll also be chairing the opening panel at the One Billion Rising Festival on Sunday, Feb 7th. We’ll discuss the importance of the One Billion Rising campaign and other activism movements against gender-based violence. The talk is free (taking place right after The Vagina Monologues) and you can book tickets in advance here. There’s also loads of other performances and workshops during the 7-day festival — be sure to check it out!
And in March, I’ll be speaking at the excellent Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre on Saturday the 12th. The full programme isn’t up yet, but you can book a Saturday day pass — their lineup is never short of inspiring!
Other than that, I’m plugging along on my PhD work at the LSE and continuing to collaborate with other artists, thinkers, and activists on the issue. Here’s a video of me speaking at last year’s Clear Lines Festival on media representations of sexual assault and what it’s like to have your own attack reported in the press: