The Importance of Female Friendship

“Some women pray for their daughters to marry good husbands. I pray that my girls will find girlfriends half as loyal and true as the Ya-Yas.” — Rebecca Wells In honour of International Women’s Day I have been reflecting a lot about the women in my life and the female friendships that I have. These … Continue reading The Importance of Female Friendship

Validating the female experience

As happens every so often on edutwitter the subject of unsolicited messages has once come up. Quite rightfully the majority of respondents agree that they are aboharent and have no place in our little online edu world. However, as also happens when this discussion comes up a person was quick to mention that this also … Continue reading Validating the female experience

Enough with the creepy DMs

When I first published my blog disclosing being the recipient of unsolicited explicit pictures and messages the EduTwitter community was very supportive and understandably outraged. It wasn’t and still isn’t something we want our community to be a part of. However, I feel that sometimes the bigger stuff like the explicit pictures gets a lot … Continue reading Enough with the creepy DMs

DM Etiquette 101

Navigating the world of social media can sometimes be like traversing through the Wild West. There are no clear cut rules. Yes, reasonable people know that unsolicited explicit pictures/messages are inherently wrong but what about the less obvious etiquette? After launching The Safe Space we’ve been having various conversations with female colleagues on Twitter around the … Continue reading DM Etiquette 101

A Woman’s Choice

Since launching The Safe Space with Amy I have been blown away by the support and solidarity we have been shown. It has reassured me that Amy and I have done the right thing and it's important for this space to exist. It hasn't been an easy road for me to get here however, and … Continue reading A Woman’s Choice

Why we exist.

It’s been a busy week for us here at Safe Space. We’ve been really overwhelmed with all the support for what we are trying to achieve. There’s been a lot of debate about this too. Emma and I have spent a good chunk of time clarifying our aims - for us, it’s quite simple. We … Continue reading Why we exist.

The Safe Space

*Trigger Warning* this post discusses sexual assault and unsolicited explicit pictures. The SafeSpace has been created by @emmccatt and @amymayforrester to provide a safe space for women in educational online communities who have been the victim of unsolicited messages/DMs/emails/snapchats and feel they haven't had the opportunity to discuss this in a safe and supportive environment. … Continue reading The Safe Space

Time’s Up: Finding My Voice

*Trigger Warning* this post discusses sexual assault and unsolicited explicit pictures. About a year and a half ago I received unsolicited explicit pictures on Twitter. I didn’t ask for these pictures. I didn’t want to see them and I wasn’t prepared for the long-term effect that they have had on me. Let me start at … Continue reading Time’s Up: Finding My Voice