The TAK A STAND exhibition which has taken place from the 12th-16th April in Orkney has received a magnificent response as can be seen from the amount of signatures on the TAK THE PLEDGE boards in the picture below.
The Orkney News went along to meet Chloe Wooldrage who has been responsible not only for this exhibition but for the Instagram account which started the TAK A STAND ball rolling. The exhibition is to raise awareness that Sexual Violence and Harassment are never ok and that it is no longer acceptable to just presume we are talking about it taking place “somewhere else” and not right here on our own doorsteps!
The Instagram account offers an anonymous space for people to share their lived experience of Sexual abuse, Violence and Rape which has happened here in Orkney; a place to open your heart, a place where you will not be judged, a place for your truths and experiences to be told.
Here are some of the statements made via the Instagram account.
It is never ok and it is often within our own circles where we can TAK A STAND and pull people up for their behaviour.
Chloe’s exhibition offered folks the chance to sign the TAK THE PLEDGE billboards which asked you “to pledge not to sit back and be a bystander” but “to actively tak a stand“
Living With Domestic Violence My Story & report by Helen Armet