A woman who has inspired me
“Shall we do a bag-pack at a supermarket to try to raise funds for other victims?” - Rotherham survivor of child sexual exploitation 2014 in response to the near total lack of support for the victims and survivors of this horrendous abuse. I am yet to meet a survivor who is not selflessly driven to try and prevent the crime happening to others.
My words to share with others
It is always easier to sit back and let others take the lead, but sometimes there is no one else but you. You might get it wrong, but at least you will know that you tried.
My proudest achievement
Changing the law to better protect children from grooming.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
Feminism for me is about equality. You cannot have true equality until women have a seat at all the tables and our voices are heard as loudly as men. Sadly I believe we are still a long way from this point. We need to continue to challenge, question and evidence the damage to society as a whole this injustice brings. I know we are tired, angry and frustrated – but we owe it to our forebears, and those that follow in our footsteps, to keep going.