Empowering Change: Research Workshops
DLL needs you!
Do you identify as an LGBTQIA+ woman* or present as female*?
Have you ever been made uncomfortable because of your LGBTQIA+ identity?
Do you have a friend who crosses the line after a few drinks? A colleague who asks you about sex or your body in way that makes you uneasy?
Have you ever been leered at or jeered at when out with a partner?
What about when it comes to dating or being chatted up? Has anyone ever become sexually explicit when you tell them if you’re bisexual? Have you been fetishied as a trans* woman? Has a man ever told you you just haven’t found the right guy, and he could be the one, or hey, what about a threesome?
What about in LGBT+ spaces and by LGBT+ people? Has anyone ever grabbed you as a ‘joke’ or leered at you and called it a compliment? Have other women* ever not understood that no means no?
Sexual harassment is all of this and more. A lot of us think of this as normal, as just part of being a woman* or it comes with expressing your identity in a certain way. We don’t want to ‘make a big deal over nothing’.
However, just because we are used to something doesn’t make it right. No woman* should be subjected to any sexual behaviour that they did not consent to. Our aim with this project is to give a voice to these experiences, create visibility and empower people to recognise that this behaviour is not acceptable. We want to encourage change, not only for the participants but, for LGBTQIA+ women* all around Ireland.
Join our project and make a difference.
01 May 7.00pm-9.00pm, Outhouse, DUBLIN.
08 May 7.30pm - 9.30pm, LinC, CORK
10 May 7.00pm-9.00pm, Outhouse, DUBLIN.
Empowering Change: Recognising and Challenging Sexual Harassment of LGBTQIA+ Women*
A research and support project of LGBTQIA+ Women*’s experiences of sexual harassment relating to their gender and sexual identities.
What do we mean by sexual harassment for this project?
For the purpose of this research, sexual harassment includes unsolicited and unwanted sexual language and behaviour. It can take the form of inappropriate jokes, comments, gestures etc and can be verbal, physical or threats.
We are researching experiences of sexual harassment of LGBTQIA+ Women* in public places, work/college/school, online (social, personal, dating), and in LGBT+ spaces such as bars, pubs, nightclubs and social spaces. We want to know about all experiences, including sexual harassment perpetrated by members of the LGBT+ community.
We are looking for LGBTQIA+ female* participants of varying ages and identities to take part in small research workshops to share their experiences in a safe space. Laura Louise Condell will be facilitating these.
The workshops will be 2 hours:
Towards the end of the project, the aim is to offer a follow up workshop which all research participants are welcome to attend on Self Care After Harassment, Consent and Safety.
We would very much love for our research to include the voices of people from various identities within our community. Sometimes people who are often excluded in LGBT+ spaces - for example Trans women*, bisexual women*, non-binary people who prefer female spaces, and asexual women* - ask if they are welcome to participate in our projects. The answer is of course you are, please do! When DLL uses all the letters we mean it, and we add the + to include people whose letters aren’t listed.
If you would like to engage with anything to do with DLL but aren’t sure whether we’re for you, please get in touch and let us reassure you.
This project is also open to people who do not identify as female but who have been assumed as female by others and have experienced sexual harassment as a result of this.
If you live in Direct Provision:
We have a small budget to cover travel to and from the focus group for participants living in Direct Provision. We will also provide food and refreshments for participants living in DP who are travelling for the group. Please contact Laura Louise ASAP if you wish to access this for the focus groups in either Dublin or Cork.
Please contact Laura Louise on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and to register your interest.
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