Hosting interactions between journalists and survivors, Angles is positively changing the conversation around sexual violence and domestic abuse
This On Road Media project brings media influencers together with survivors of abuse at informal, hosted meet-ups, known as Interactions. A safe space for discussing lived experience and building rapport, interactions aim to collectively forge a new media narrative and improve public understanding.
Angles evolved from co-founding the Clear Lines Festival, and sits comfortably alongside high-profile media movements #MeToo and #TimesUp. But it stands out for driving sustainable change through its methodology of establishing strong relationships in a spirit of solidarity.
This ongoing collaboration is already creating a more sophisticated discussion in the UK media about the issues surrounding abuse, with the impact of that narrative potentially leading to better justice in the courts. Further support to empower survivors is given in the form of media skills, mentoring and peer support.
In 2018, Angles has held interactions with senior editors from major news outlets and co-produced a video series with The Independent about life after sexual violence, while a raft of diverse partnership work is in the pipeline.