Meet The heads

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Meredith 

CEO - Founder

I'm Meredith, I am the founder of Say it Loud. I am studying to be a 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 experience 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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Leonor 

 

Hey! I' m Leonor and I am currently in my first year of university, studying Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology!  I joined the Say it Loud team as a support mentor as I wanted to have an active role in helping survivors. I have always been passionate about the fight against sexual violences and I feel like Say it Loud is a great place to put that in practice, as it not only helps people who were affected by it, but also fights to educate and end stigmas around this issue. I am also the social secretary for Say it Loud. 

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Katie

Head of Support

Hello! I’m Katie, and I am the Head of support mentors for Say it Loud. I am currently in my final year studying Psychology and want to apply my knowledge of psychology to help others. I am here to listen to you, and to provide support and advice to those who need it. Say it Loud is a safe, approachable space that offers support and education surrounding the topic of sexual violence and harassment, and I am so happy to be a part of the fight toward ending rape culture and reducing stigmas surrounding it!

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Char

Deputy head of support

Hi I’m Char and I am Deputy 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 Deputy 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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Ellie

Head of Social Media

Hi I’m Ellie and I’ve recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Criminology and Cybercrime! I decided to join the media team for Say it Loud as I believe that we need to open up a discourse on sexual violence to help validate people’s individual experiences so that they know they’re not alone and they can reach out for help. Listening to victims’ experiences and validating them is such an important step in the fight to eradicate sexual violence.

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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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