Meet The heads

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Meredith 

CEO - Founder

I'm Meredith, I am the founder of Say it Loud. I'm a qualified mental health nurse and have training in receiving sexual violence disclosures as well as rape crisis. I am passionate about creating more safe spaces for victims to come forward about their experiences without judgement or pressure to report. I am dedicated to using this platform as a way to highlight important conversations around sexual violence and how we can improve our services across the UK. 

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Char

 

Hi I’m Char and I am Head Support Mentor for Say It Loud. I am also currently taking a Diploma training course to become a qualified ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate). I am very passionate about advocating for survivors, speaking up against misogyny and rape culture and working towards much-needed change in ways to tackle sexual violence in society. So I was very proud to join the wonderful team of like-minded individuals here at Say It Loud last year, and I am excited to get even more involved in support mentoring now as Head. As a sexual assault survivor, I know first hand how incredibly challenging it is to navigate life after trauma, alongside the often additional re-trauma of the criminal justice system. I really want to be able to use my experience and training to support fellow survivors in their own journeys towards healing.

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Lauren

Head of Media

Hi, I'm Lauren and I'm a final year French and Spanish student at the University of Manchester. When I started sharing my poetry about sexual assault and gender-based violence on social media, the response made me realise that there are still not enough safe, healing spaces for survivors to talk about and process their trauma. This is something that has been created by Say It Loud and I am so proud to join their social media team and help a cause that is close to my heart.

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Freya

Deputy of Support

Hi I’m Freya! I am currently in my second year at university studying Psychology and Criminology. I joined the Say it Loud team after discovering them through social media after experiencing a life-changing encounter myself and they have helped me so much! So I felt this would be a great position for me to help the fight against sexual and domestic violence as well as the misogyny which still resonates through our society - something I have always been extremely passionate about. Ending the stigmas in rape culture is something of huge importance and Say it Loud is helping us to do that everyday. I am here to help in any way that I can with victims/survivors and I am privileged to be able to be part of this amazing movement!

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Ellie

Head of bloggers

Hi, I’m Ellie, I’m a third year Journalism student studying at John Moores University. Creating a safe environment for people to speak of their past trauma is something I hold very close to my heart. We need to come together and remove the stigma around sexual assault and rape culture. I’m working as a part of Say it Loud’s blogging team, but I’m also a freelance writer and website design assistant in my spare time. SIL is a space that allows for recovery and healing, this is something I believe in highly. 

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