Meet The heads

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Meredith 

CEO - Founder

Hi, I’m Meredith and I am the founder of Say it Loud as well as a qualified Mental Health Nurse. I have training in rape crisis, responding to disclosures of sexual violence and mental health first aid training. I also have personal experience of being a survivor of rape.

 

I am passionate about creating more safe spaces for survivors 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 as well as an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor). 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 & I’m the Head of Media for Say It Loud. I’m also a recent French & Spanish graduate from the University of Manchester, & I am deeply passionate about creating a safe space for survivors of sexual violence, as well as raising awareness around it. I am so proud to be part of an organisation which is doing such incredible work & making a real difference!

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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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Julie

Deputy of Social Media

Hi, I’m Julie and I’m the Deputy Head of the Media Team at Say It Loud! I’m currently a fourth year Journalism student from Glasgow, and through my studies I have become aware that there is a lack of coverage on issues such as sexual assault and gender based violence in traditional media. I think it’s so important that Say It Loud spreads awareness and creates discussions around these issues to help break down stigmas and educate individuals, whilst additionally providing a safe space for survivors. I am so so proud of the work that we do here, and I’m so excited and passionate to be working alongside such an amazing team that helps so many people!

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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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