We refuse to make ourselves smaller! We refuse to be quiet! 👄👄👄 Take up space. You have the right to be here. Be seen, be heard, your voice is important and you are important. It’s ok if you still haven’t figured out how to take up space in this world. It’s ok if you still apologise for taking up space. It doesn’t always come naturally because we are made to feel like it is not ours to take. Keep trying and celebrating each other when we do! 🙌🙌🙌
Sometimes the available support systems can be shit or the limited options just don’t fit what we need! Most of us can’t afford the kind of specific support we need and often it isn’t even available.
We need to be able to chose individually how to support ourselves as we are all different.We shouldn’t have to be on endless waiting lists for support and we shouldn’t feel patronised, disempowered or controlled by the minimal support that is out there. We shouldn’t have to accept support that demands we fit into regimented recovery systems with bullshit rules that further disempower and ‘other’ us. And we shouldn’t have to feel grateful for this. We deserve the best support and it shouldn’t be a luxury. There needs to be much better support systems with more funding and LED BY SURVIVORS. We need specific support services that are built not by deciding what we need, not even by ‘asking’ what we need, but by us; by LGBTQ+ survivors, sex worker survivors, survivors of colour, disabled survivors, refugee survivors, older survivors, young survivors… We need to be the ones in control of our own support. We have the knowledge and we have the experience. We are dissatisfied with what is out there and we want to find different ways to create better support systems.
Looking good 4 No1 else but us We live in a society where we are either supposed to look good for men or feel shit so companies profit from our self hate. Womxn especially are judged and berated for liking themselves or celebrating their beauty. Fuck that! #lookinggoodfornobody