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IWD Special

The Magazine on Coercive Control

March 2018

Issue 7

Ann Sinnott Alison Boydell Alison Gregory Emma Bond

Madeleine Black Ciara Bergman Christine Ashton Sophia Cooke Deborah

Simpson Jessica Eaton Felicity Gerry Dylan Farrow Laura Monk Suzanne

Martin Jess Phillips Elizabeth Cartwright Mandy Thomas Celia Peachey

Jennifer Gilmour 'Ava Guest' Rachel Horman Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Ione Wells Jo Wood Jess Hill Rachel Kelly Emma Katz Karen Morgan

Lisa Aronson Fontes Clare Murphy Comfort Momoh Tracey McMahon

Natalie Talbot Lola Olufemi Sarah Phillimore Queen Latifah

Rebecca Rees Rosa de Guero Stephanie Challis Tina Swithin

Jane Monckton Smith Tracy Reading Kali Uchis Vera Baird Halliki

Voolma Rachel Williams Hibo Wardere Claire Waxman Yenni Kwok

CCChat's A-Z of

WOMEN TO WATCH


Contents

Editor's Notes

4 The Strides of march

CCChat is On Patreon

5 become part of making the

invisible visible

Women To Watch 2018

7 CCChat's A to Z of Women to

Watch

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Editor's Notes

ABOUT THE EDITOR:

Min Grob started Conference

on Coercive Control in June

2015 following a relationship

that was coercive and

controlling.

Since then, there have been

three national conferences,

various speaking

engagements and a monthly

online publication- CCChat

Magazine.

2018 will see the start of

CCChat Live Discussion

Groups as well as details of

the next Conference on

Coercive Control which will

be a dual venue event to be

held in Bristol and

Gloucester.

Min is particularly

interested in how

perpetrator tactics can be

identified and has spoken on

the challenging subject of

differentiating between

strident discourse and

deliberate baiting.

With the use of examples

from social media, various

covert tactics aimed at

provoking a response can be

identified with the aim of

creating greater awareness

of how abuse manifests when

it is invisible in plain sight.

Min also talks on coercive

control both her personal

experiences and more

generally.

Let's grow the

conversation!

Editor contact details:

contact@coercivecontrol.co.

uk

Photo by Alex Kilbee of

https://www.museportraits.co

.uk/

The Strides of march

Now that March is upon us and days are getting longer, things have

started hotting up. For those of you who have followed me on

Twitter, you will no doubt have been aware of the year long

exercise to document abuse hidden below the radar by using

examples from social media.

It is fair to say that it has been an arduous but also hugely

rewarding journey. as well as gathering material for what is hoped

will become a training manual, this endeavour has raised an

important point of serious concern - that of the SCA - the 'so-

Called Advocate'. The internet is rife with people preying on

vulnerable and desperate people to exploit. There are many SCAs,

but the real shock has been unveiling one whose history of bullying

and intimidation is on such a scale, 42 people have contacted me with

their experiences.

Yes, 42. It's a little overwhelming to be entrusted with so much

information about one person and their far reaching conduct but the

next stage is to address this at a national level, see how

safeguards can be put in place To prevent this from happening.

It is no coincidence that The theme for this year’s COnference on

coercive control is 'making the invisible visible'. it is heartening that

coercive control is now being talked about openly but much still

needs to be done. the biggest area of concern is still in identifying

and evidencing but rome wasn't built in a day and there are many

many passionate campaigners, support and training organisations etc

who are all helping towards a better understanding.

march is also the month hosting international women's day and this

issue is dedicated to all women who believe in what they do and

continue to do it come rain or shine.

See you all in april, for the special Conference 2018 edition of

CCchat.

Min x

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2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women To Watch

Ann Sinnott

Alison Boydell

Alison Boydell

Alison Boydell is involved in End Online Misogyny, which

highlights online violence against women and also co-founded

JURIES (Jurors Understanding Rape is Essential Standard) with

the late Jill Saward.

JURIES campaigns for juries in sexual offences trials to be

briefed about the realities of rape to counter widely held rape

myths and stereotypes.

More recently, Alison has been campaigning against "sexual

entertainment venues" (SEVs) in Sheffield and was part of a

campaign group which brought legal action against Sheffield City

Council for its unlawful granting of Spearmint Rhino's licence in

2016.

Ann Sinnott

Ann Sinnott is a Councillor for the Petersfield Ward in

Cambridge. She is the Lead Cllr on Domestic Violence/

Abuse and the Lead Cllr for Community Safety.

In 2017, Ann organised the first pubicly funded Conference

on Coercive Control in East Anglia.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Dr Alison Gregory

Dr Emma Bond

Dr Emma Bond

Professor Emma Bond is Director of Research at the

University of Suffolk, Professor of Socio-Technical

Research and also Director of the Suffolk Institute of

Social and Economic Research (SISER).

Emma's research on virtual environments, mobile

technologies and risk has attracted much national

and international acclaim and she has been

interviewed for BBC Breakfast; ITV; The Today

Programme on Radio 4; Woman's Hour on Radio 4;

Channel 4s Sex Education Show as well as various

national media channels in America and Canada.

Dr Alison Gregory

Dr Alison Gregory's research is in how DVA

impacts health and wellbeing, and how

professionals can best respond to support

survivors, their children, and those

providing informal support. Alison obtained

funding to take this work forward, including

exploring avenues to help skill-up informal

supporters and support them to self-care,

so that they are in a better position to

support survivors.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Ciara Bergman

Madeleine Black

Madeleine Black

Violently gang-raped when she was thirteen years

old, and raped three more times before the age of

eighteen, Madeleine has experienced more trauma in

her life than most ever will. Yet, after growing up with

a burden no teenager should ever have to shoulder,

she found the heart to carry out the best revenge

plan of all: leading a fulfilling and happy life.

In her book, Unbroken, Madeleine tells her moving

and empowering story, as she discovers that our

lives are not defined by what knocks us down - they

are defined by how we get back up.

Ciara Bergman

Ciara has devoted her entire career to developing and

delivering innovative support services for people with

complex needs and vulnerabilities.

Drawing on her extensive experience working both as a

registered expert witness and on accredited domestic

violence perpetrator programmes, she regularly writes and

lectures about coercive control and related programme

issues.

Ciara previously worked on two national pilot projects to

resettle ex-offenders with dangerous and severe

personality disorder, as well as helping to develop DVIP’s

pioneering vulnerability programmeand joined Pause in

2017 as the National Practice Lead

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Deborah Simpson

Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton is undertaking doctoral research

into the way in which external victim blaming

myths and explanations are absorbed by women

who have experienced sexual violence and

contributes to their own feelings of self-blame

and potential for revictimisation.

Jessica is also campaigning against the use of

CSE films to educate children.

Deborah Simpson

Deborah Simpson is the Chair of the

Medway Domestic Abuse Forum as well

as the Medway Domestic Abuse

Coordinator.

Debbie was also the CChat

correspondent at Million Women Rise

2018 in London.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Christine Ashton

Sophia Cooke

Sophia Cooke

Sophia Cooke is a PhD student at

Cambridge as well as a campaigner and

speaker on domestic abuse.

She writes a blog on her own

experience of abuse at:

https://victimscanbestrong.com

Christine Ashton

Christine Ashton is the co-ordinator at

Freedom Programme Charitable Trust

as well as Chief Executive of IDAC

North West.

She was previously the CEO of Wave

Domestic Abuse Centre in Wigan.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Felicity Gerry QC

Dylan Farrow

Dylan Farrow

Dylan Farrow is the adopted daughter of

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen and has

spoken out about Allen of molesting

herwhen she was a 7 year old child.

Woody Allen denies the claims.

Felicity Gerry QC

Felicity Gerry QC is an international QC with chambers in

London, Leeds and Australia. She was Legal Personality of the

Year for 2016 and has been recognised in the Legal 500 as “well

respected for national and international appellate issues” and

“Fearless and independent minded” and in Chambers and

Partners as “a vastly experienced advocate noted for her

experience in serious sexual cases, homicides and frauds”. She

led the appeal that corrected the law on joint enterprise in the UK

Supreme Court, described by the BBC as a ‘moment of genuine

legal history’ She works commercially on fraud, bribery,

corruption and slavery in supply chains and pro bono, including

assisting on death penalty cases.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Dr Laura Monk

Dr Suzanne Martin

Dr Suzanne Martin

Dr Suzanne Martin is a lecturer on the MA in

Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual

abuse at Goldsmiths. She holds degrees in Fine

Art, in Management, and in Psychotherapy and

Mental Health.

She is qualified as a psychotherapist and has

practiced in the NHS, voluntary and private

sector. She is a specialist in working with

domestic violence and sexual abuse and has set

up and managed voluntary sector services in

partnership with statutory agencies.

Dr Laura Monk

Dr Laura Monk is an accredited member of the

British Association for Counselling and

Psychotherapy (BACP) Her core training is a

BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling &

Psychotherapy.

In addition, Laura has experience of working

with a number of different models and theories

in a variety of clinical settings. Laura specialises

in complex trauma, domestic abuse including

coercive control, and addictions.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Mandy Thomas

Celia Peachey

Celia Peachey

Celia Peachey is a conceptual and performance

artist, storyteller, budding film maker and sought after

key note speaker. she uses video and digital media

to capture her random interplays and short stories.

Celia is known for her activism working with various

organisations and charities such as Safe Lives and

Amnesty International. She is also currently working

with Police forces to bring about ‘Mindfulness’

training for all front-line officers and blue light

services, with the aim of cultivating a deeper sense

of self awareness, diligence and compassion.,

Mandy Thomas

Mandy Thomas is an author, artist, photographer, poet and a

justice advocate, media-commentator for domestic violence.

Mandy’s voluntary work for Women’s Aid is raising awareness

and funds for domestic violence. She has attended many

conferences as a main speaker and continues to fight for justice.

Mandy is frequently seen at events across the country. Mandy is

also a well known artist having exhibited up and down the

country. Since winning Artist of the Year back in 2007 her works

have travelled far and wide. She is also the author of 'You Can’t

Run’ which, she says, Is the result of a year's work and a

lifetime of trauma.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Jennifer Gilmour

'Ava Guest'

'Ava Guest'

Ava, not her real name, is a MARAC Coordinator

now studying law. She is passionate about Human

Rights & legal wrongs.Ava has both personal &

professional experience of family court, domestic

abuse and coercive control and her interests lie in

identifying why mandatory training doesn't work

within a culture of cover ups.

Other areas of interest - maternal alienation, postseparation

abuse, 3rd party abuse via court system,

harassment, data protection.

Jennifer Gilmour

Jennifer Gilmour is a young, married mum

with three children, an author, a blogger

and the host of Abuse Talk a weekly Twitter

chat. Jennifer also manages an online

Book Club with a difference. All the books

have domestic abuse as the central theme.

Her two books, Isolation Junction and

Clipped Wings are available now.

https://jennifergilmour.com

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Rachel Horman

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Helen Walmsley-Johnson is a journalist

and author.

Her first book, The Invisible Woman:

Taking on the Vintage Years came out

in 2015 and her latest book Look What

You Made Me Do - a memoir of coercive

control is out now.

Rachel Horman

Rachel Horman is a Solicitor and Head of the

Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Forced Marriage

Department at Watson Ramsbottom Ltd. Her practice

extends beyond the firm’s Lancashire base

throughout England and Wales including

representing several high profile stalking victims.

Rachel regularly advises clients on how to increase

the chances of obtaining a successful prosecution for

stalking as well as advising in relation to civil options.

She won the Eva Business Award 2016, the Jordans

Family Law Partner of the Year Award in 2014 and

the National Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year

Award in 2012

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Jo Wood,MBE

Ione Wells

Ione Wells

Ione Wells was still a student at University

of Oxford when, as a victim of an assault,

she published a letter to her assaulter in a

student newspaper, which went viral. That

reaction prompted Ione to set up the

international #NotGuilty campaign against

sexual violence and misdirected victimblaming,

a website providing a platform for

people to speak out. She is now a journalist

at the BBC.

Jo Wood, MBE

Jo Wood is passionate about achieving good quality

professional services for survivors of all forms of sexual

violence. She understands the need for empathy and care,

for professional support and belief at the time of assault

and for many years after, and she fights to ensure that no

one needs to wait decades before seeking support. Jo has

devoted the past 15 years to helping survivors of sexual

abuse and violence – not personally – but through ensuring

services exist in safe places that are easy to access. In

recognition of her dedication, Jo has received a number of

awards including NSPCC Cheshire Woman of the Year,

Wirral Civic Award, Merseyside Woman of the Year

(Making a Difference) and an MBE.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Jess Hill

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

In her early thirties, Rachel was diagnosed

with serious depression and subsequently

suffered two major depressive episodes.

These two episodes have become the

defining events of her life. Since then, she

has written about the condition, and how

she has recovered. She has written about

how a holistic approach has helped her

recover: her second book on wellbeing

“Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to

Happiness” is an international bestseller

Jess Hill

Jess Hill is an investigative reporter who

contributes to Radio National's

Background Briefing and The Monthly.

She has reported exclusively on

domestic violence in 2014-15, and was

the recipient of three of the 2015 Our

Watch Walkley Awards, including the

Gold Award for reporting on violence

against women.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Dr Emma Katz

Dr Karen Morgan

Dr Karen Morgan

Dr Karen Morgan is a member of Gender Violence Research

Centre at the University of Bristol. Karen has worked with

research teams on various projects. These include looking at the

relationship between local authorities and housing providers

throughout the nominations process for social housing.

Most recently, Karen has worked with other members of the

School for Policy Studies, conducting interviews for the

PROVIDE project, (Programme of Research On Violence in

Diverse domestic Environments) and also working on the TARA

project which is set up to examine the service use and needs of

homeless women and to consider how these can best be met in

both the short and long term.

Dr Emma Katz

Dr Emma Katz researches the impacts of

domestic violence and abuse on children and

mother-child relationships. Her work explores

coercive control, agency, resistance, recovery

and mother-child mutual supportiveness in

domestic abuse contexts.

She has received international acclaim, winning

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)'s

Corinna Seith Prize for the best publication of

the year* for her article on children's

experiences of coercive control

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Dr Clare Murphy

Dr Clare Murphy

Dr Clare Murphy is the author of the internationally

respected website speakoutloud.net that provides in-depth,

well researched and referenced resources.

Claire's interest is in gaining deeper clarity about the

dynamics of power and control in intimate relationships,

and to enhance victims' self-empowerment, safety,

resolution and freedom as well as guide motivated

offenders to grow self-awareness, compassion and caring

values and behaviours.

Clare has a lifetime of hours of counselling and coaching

experience.

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, has dedicated two

decades to making the mental health, social service,

and criminal justice systems more responsive to

culturally diverse people. She is the author of the

new book, Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive

Control in Your Intimate Relationship, as well as

Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner’s

Guide and Child Abuse and Culture: Working with

Diverse Families. She has written numerous journal

articles and chapters on child maltreatment and

violence against women, cross-cultural research, and

ethics. She teaches at the University Without Walls

at the University of Massachusetts.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Jess Phillips

Elizabeth Cartwright

Elizabeth Cartwright

Elizabeth Cartwright is currently studying

criminology with a trauma informed focus on the

victims of domestic and sexual violence to

bridge the chasm where survivors voices often

go unheard, even as understanding of the many

facets of abuse widens. Elizabeth believes that it

is only in placing all forms of ‘domestic’ violence

together, believing them all as serious as one

another, tracking the progression and cycle of

abuse, accepting all as life changing, whether

physical, sexual, psychological...and none

‘isolated incidents’ that real change can be

enacted.

Jess Phillips

We were joined by Labour MP Jess

Phillips, who sits on the Women and

Equalities Committee. Jess is also the

author of Everywoman: One Woman’s

Truth About Speaking the Truth.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Comfort Momoh

Tracey McMahon

Tracey McMahon

Tracey is the editor of the Tracey McMahon

Blog and writes for several publications, on

women offenders and rehabilitation,having

herself served a suspended sentence. She is

passionate about changing the way the

government views women who offend, and is

dedicated to removing the stigma all too often

associated with women who have served

sentences. Tracey is the co-founder of The One

In One Out Women’s Writing Programme, a

collaboration between SHE Project and her

partners, Cohort4Women.

Comfort Momoh

Comfort Momoh set up one of the first

FGM clinics in the country at Guy’s and

St Thomas’ NHS trust in London and

was made an MBE for her services to

women’s health.

Comfort has been credited as the first

midwife in Britain to highlight the

dangers of female genital mutilation, at

a time when the practice was little

understood within the wider medical

establishment.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Natalie Talbot

Rebecca Rees

Natalie Talbot

Natalie Talbot is an experienced and skilled domestic

violence intervention specialist and trainer, having worked

in the field for 20 years. She developed and ran the award

winning Feltham Women’s Centre, has extensive

experience working with Male/Female perpetrators, Male/

female victims in heterosexual and same sex relationships

and has developed and delivered training packages for

volunteers and professionals working with victims and

perpetrators.

Natalie worked for eight years, on two national phone lines

the Respect Phoneline (for perpetrators of domestic

abuse) and the Men's Advice Line (for male victims of

domestic abuse).

More can be found here: http://www.care-2talk.co.uk

Rebecca Rees

Rebecca Rees is a Nurse, a Health

Visitor and an Alexander Technique

teacher. She campaigns and speaks on

the need for greater awareness of elder

abuse, especially where there is

coercive control and dementia.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Lola Olufemi

Sarah Phillimore

Sarah Phillimore

Sarah Phillimore is a family lawyer and

also runs Child Protection Resource, a

website set up in February 2014 after a

group of likeminded people worried

about the quality of the ‘advice’ being

offered by some to potentially very

vulnerable people.

Sarah is also a vocal campaigner on

identifying online abuse couched as free

speech.

Lola Olufemi

Lola Olufemi is a Cambridge University graduate

and the university’s current students’ union

women’s officer. She is one of a number of

student activists pushing for change in the

disciplinary procedure of universities, where

sexual misconduct has been alleged but where

universities have fallen short in providing

adequate reporting methods, ensuring proper

internal investigations and specialist aftercare.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Rosa de Guero

Stephanie Challis

Rosa de Guero

Rosa de Guero was abused by her

mother yet a recent court hearing

dropped all 8 charges against her, even

though abuse was admitted. Rosa cow

campaigns on failings in the criminal

justice system. all charges campaigns

on recognising family abuse in the court

system.

Stephanie Challis

Stephanie Challis is a senior

independent domestic violence advisor

and an independent stalking advocacy

caseworker with a history of working in

public safety, crisis management and

culture change.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Tina Swithin

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is a rapper, songwriter, singer and actress and

has long been seen as hip hop’s feminist pioneer.In 2002,

Latifah received an Academy Award nomination for Best

Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mama Morton in Chicago.

She plays Teeny Fletcher in the most underrated film of all time,

Sphere ( 1996) alongside a stellar cast. Although on the surface

a sci fi movie, Sphere is a look into fear-based thinking.

“We were given the greatest gift in the history of mankind. We

were given this magic ball and it says: "Imagine what you will

and you can have it", and we're so primitive, we have so many

fears that we carry with us, that we manifest the worst in us

rather than the best in us....and that ain't gonna change.”

Dr Norman Goodman, Sphere.

Tina Swithin

Tina Swithin is the author of “Divorcing a

Narcissist” and a Family Court Advocate, Her

custody battle received international media

attention in 2011 and spurred a grassroots

movement that currently spans five countries.

Although her personal custody battle is behind

her and her children are now safe, Tina has

dedicated her life to the Family Court advocacy

and works as a coach and consultant for others

around the world who find themselves involved

in high-conflict custody battles with personality

disordered individuals.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Hibo Wardere

Tracy Reading

Hibo Wardere

Hibo Wardere is a campaigner and

educator on FGM and related issues.

She was born in Somalia and moved to

London as a teenager. Hibo now works

as an FGM co-ordinator working for a

new government-led prevention

programme. She is the author of Cut:

One Woman's Fight Against FGM in

Britain Today.

Tracy Reading

Tracy Reading is an exceptionally talented self

taught artist who specialises in pet portraits. An

abusive relationship left her with eroded

confidence in herself and in her ability as an

artist.

CCChat is proud to call Tracy a ‘Woman to

Watch’ and hope that others enjoy her beautiful

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2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Jane Mockton Smith

Dame Vera Baird

Dame Vera Baird.

Dame Vera Baird QC is the Police and

Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Police. She was Solicitor General from

2007- 2010 and a Labour MP for Redcar

from 2001-2010. Since being appointed

as PCC in 2012, Vera Baird has worked

on several initiatives involving anti-social

behaviour, domestic abuse and drugrelated

crimes.

Dr Jane Monckton Smith

Dr Jane Monckton-Smith is the Director

of the Centre for Learning and

Innovation in Public Protection at the

University of Gloucestershire, a

Forensic Criminologist specialising in

the area of homicide, coercive control

and criminal investigation and the

developer of the DART tool.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Rachel Williams

Halliki Voolma

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams is a survivor,

campaigner and SafeLives Pioneer. In

2011, after years of abuse, her expartner

Darren attempted to murder her.

Rachel survived and now devotes her

time to helping other victims and

survivors, and campaigning for change.

Her book, 'The Devil at Home' tells her

story.

Halliki Voolma

Halliki Voolma was a Cambridge Gates scholar

and a PhD candidate at the University of

Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Her

doctoral research addresses the problem of

intimate partner violence against immigrant

women in the UK and Sweden. Between

Rhetoric and Practice: Domestic Violence

Against Women in the UK Halliki Voolma argues

that, if we want to take seriously the issue of

violence against women, this means also taking

seriously the importance of specialist support

services in the case of immigration.

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Claire Waxman

Yenni Kwok

Yenni Kwok

Yenni Kwok is a journalist based in

Hong Kong.

She covers political and social issues in

Asia, with a special interest in women's

rights.

Claire Waxman

Claire Waxman is London’s first Victims

Commissioner, working to improve the

experience of victims of crime in the city.

Claire has been a prominent and longstanding

champion for victims’ rights,

motivated by her own experiences of the

justice process as a victim of crime over

a 12 year period in which she was

targeted by a fixated stalker. In 2011,

Claire won a landmark case to overturn

the decision not to prosecute her

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible


Women to Watch 2018

Katy Jon Went

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis

In 2011,17 year old Kali Uchis drove her old

Subaru Forester, packed with everything she

owned, into the parking lot of a supermarket.

She was still in high school yet Kali would sleep

in her car, in that parking lot, for months, She

went to school during the day, whilst at night,

she often stayed up late on her computer, or

scribbling in her notebook.

In that parking lot she wrote a song and

produced it herself whilst still only 17.

Katy Jon Went

Katy is a writer, commentator, educator,

speaker and activist on equality, diversity &

intersectionality, news & politics, arts,

language, literature, theatre & culture,

history & science, religion & philosophy,

LGBTIQ+, sex and gender, mental health,

human rights, DASV, photography, and

many more things besides.

www.katyjon.com

2018 is the Year For Making The Invisible Visible

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