Social Media & Online Trolling: How to speak up and practise self-care while doing so.
‘Being a woman on the internet is a bad time generally… One person said my face should come with a content warning… 3000 people telling me I’m fat in an hour… Google scholars who apparently are so informed about me and my community… The problem with that bitch on Sky, she’s obviously never had a root… Oh my god, feminists ruining everything. It’s just a joke…’ It goes on. So what does this mean for women on the internet? How do you deal with the hate? How do you continue to fight for what’s right despite the bullying? And how do the positive experiences outweigh the bad?
We chatted to four women – Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Van Badham, Carly Findlay and Tasneem Chopra – about their experiences online, the good and the bad. Be inspired by their courage and strength and let it empower you to speak up, when you feel able, and use social media for good.