Meet The heads
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.