BA Celfyddyd Gain / BA Fine Art
Spiking and sexual assault occurs frequently at university. Within the UK, 70% of female students have experienced sexual assault . It Happens explores the power of portraiture through photography, giving survivors a voice within the student community. Inspiration for this series came after my friend shared her sexual assault story with me. The casual way she discussed it angered me, as it demonstrated how normalized sexual assault and spiking’s has become in today’s society. It Happens uses the powerful medium of photography to challenge victim blaming, and to help these strong women to find their voice; addressing the situation as a fellow women and student.
Sexual Violence, Ndas And Relationship Abuse @ NUS. Nus.Org.Uk, 2021, https://www.nus.org.uk/articles/sexual-violence-ndas-and-relationship-abuse. Accessed 16 Mar 2022.