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
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
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.
*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
*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