MY EXPERIENCE: REPORTING A CRIME TO THE BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE

Content warning: the focus of this article will be on the process of reporting the attack, the investigation and outcome as opposed to detailing what occurred. To avoid upsetting or triggering later on in the article, I want to warn that although I am not going into any detail, the incident revolves around sexual assault on public transport.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT STREET HARASSMENT

It’s not that every single compliment we receive as women walking down a street has violent, predatory undertones; it’s the fact that when it does happen, we are defenseless due to the stigma that it’s “just a compliment” that we should go out of our ways to accept. What commences as a one-off compliment from a stranger accumulates into a lifetime of tiring rejection walking the tightrope of guarding yourself without being endangered.

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PHOTO DIARY: PEJO, ITALIA

Rounding off the roller-coaster that was 2016, I spent the final weeks of the year in Italy with my family on our first ever skiing holiday. One could say we mistakenly stumbled into a white middle class family’s wet dream. During the two weeks spent in the north of Italy, I accumulated another daily photographic […]

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