My words to share with others
Trust your instincts, assert your strength, follow your joy, tell your truth.
My proudest achievement
I'm proud to have survived in my career since the age of 14, having weathered many changes and often being one of a tiny minority of women of colour in my field and in public life. During the last five years I'm proud of the outreach work I've done in women's prisons and also with refugees and asylum seekers. The article I'm most proud of writing is called Emotional Violence and Social Power, which is about sexual exploitation and has been read by many tens of thousands of people, along with the follow-up articles on trauma, justice and perpetrator impunity.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
Feminism is a global fight against endemic, universal and ubiquitous male violence, misogyny and machismo and the gendered inequality, abuse, discrimination, slander, marginalisation and exploitation that follow on from them. They have destroyed human societies since the beginning of time. Until the world recognises and names the problem, we will continue fighting.