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We are an organisation that provides support for victims of sexual violence, assault and/or harassment for all individuals from the ages of 16 and up. Founded by Meredith in July, 2020, we have helped over 300 people come to terms with their sexual trauma and helped them speak up about their experiences by empowering them with resources and skills in how to talk about their experience to their loved ones.
Say it Loud was set up by Meredith Graham in 2020 after experiencing sexual violence herself in 2018. When Meredith reached out for support from her university, she felt that the responses she got were victim-blaming and prevented her from healing from her sexual trauma in a productive and healthy way. Meredith although supported mostly by her loved ones, was also surrounded by friends who made her feel as if her experience was not "bad enough" and was often joked about. Due to this, Meredith set up Say it Loud as she felt that although she sought support for her experience and was eventually given this, she was often told to not speak about her experiences and was encouraged not to. Meredith found that as a society, we refuse to speak about sexual violence as it's a taboo subject and felt this does more damage than good.
"When we encourage victims of sexual violence to not speak up about their experiences, we are telling them that they won't be believed and their experiences were not "bad enough." This causes a huge impact on the survivor - often isolating themselves from others and attempting to avoid their trauma can cause severe mental health issues, physical health concerns, and unfortunately, suicide. I believe that we should encourage and empower survivors to speak about their experiences and to seek the support they rightfully deserve."
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