100 Women I Know began with a desire to feel less alone. A personal project which has since developed into a community project.
The project started with a questionnaire given to 100 young women, asking them about their experiences of rape and sexual assault. The results give a blunt, honest, unapologetic and emotional account of the realities that these women and many other people face.
The research led me to direct and produce a multi award-winning short documentary film comprised of intimate interviews with four survivors of sexual violence.
When approached by Break the Habit Press, a new independent publisher, the 100 Women I Know book was born.
I then joined forces with a small team of survivors, together we hosted large scale community events and intimate particapatory workshops.
This is a movement with a mission to strengthen solidarity between all survivors and allies and initiate open conversation about sexual violence, mental health and well-being.
After working on 100 Women I Know for six life-changing years I have made the decision to close the project as we know it. We will always exist as a network of survivors and hold onto the solidarity we grew over these years.
Thank you to our community. This has been personally and professionally transformative and healing, I'm eternally grateful for all who've been a part of this journey including our team and everyone else who has volunteered their time and energy because they believed in the movement. I hold you in my heart as we send the project off with love.
92 out of the 100 Women asked, said
they had been pressured or forced into sexual activity
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