People all over the world are sharing their stories with She’s A Crowd. These stories are helping us close the data-gap and make our society safer.Our story
For far too long, our voices have been erased, our stories ignored, our experiences delegitimised. Sharing our stories brought shame, discomfort, disbelief and even violence. However, as a community of survivors, She’s A Crowd is not only helping people tell their truth, but using that truth to end gendered violence in Australia and beyond.
I remember the first time I stood up in front of an audience of hundreds at the Melbourne Town Hall, gathered all my courage, and shared my story.
And in that moment of sharing, something incredible happened. I felt the shame in the room wither away. Because when I shared my story, it gave others permission to do the same. For years, people approached me to share their deepest and darkest moment of shame associated with sexual assault and harassment. All because of the courageous act of sharing mine.
That’s when I knew I would commit my life to addressing gender-based violence. I started working in gender advocacy and I noticed that decision makers who were deeply committed to solving gender-based violence simply did not have the data they needed to address the problem. As an artist, I worked with women and non-binary people to encourage us all to share stories in ways that challenged the invisible rule that says that we should keep silent. As a researcher, I started a PhD on digital feminist activism as a consciousness-raising process. And as a woman, I confided with, commiserated with and consoled others who had experienced the omnipresent, universal experience of gendered violence.
And when the #MeToo movement began, I knew it was the right time to jump. The movement had begun. Because, if not now, when? If not you, who?
I quit my job, and with the support of those who believed in me, I started She’s a Crowd.
I hope you’ll write its chapters with us.
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Everyone has a story, and every story matters - we are committed to including every voice that wants to be included in this story.
We know it takes courage to share your story and we thank you for your vulnerability and trust in us.
We are committed to learning and being better. If you think there is something we can do better, please reach out and let us know.
We can’t do it alone, but together, we are powerful.
Our commitment to justice means standing up to unequal power structures and fighting to correct them.
In order to create a better world, we need to be able to imagine a better, safer and more just society for everyone.
Zoë Condliffe is a data activist, gender advocate, researcher and Founder & CEO of She’s A Crowd. Zoë started her first social enterprise in rural Cambodia and has since gained experience across the university, NGO and start-up sectors, becoming an outspoken leader in the social change sector.
In 2016 Zoë started working in gender and youth advocacy for Plan International Australia, where she pioneered the digital crowdmapping tool for street harassment, Free To Be, the Youth Activist Series and Girls’ Walks. From there she decided to start her company She’s A Crowd, to leverage the power of storytelling to address the gender data gap.
Zoë in an interview for Frankie magazine
Zoë has given talks for TED, VicICT4Women, Monash University, SafeCities Conference, SafeCampus Conference, International Women's Day events, and more.Book Zoë as a speaker
The data gathered from the stories you share has already helped us provide an evidence-base to make real change. Watch this space, as we will be announcing some of our latest projects soon!
We exist to create counterdata to address the inequitable data gap that exists in gender-based violence. By sharing your story in your own words, you become a data activist with us. We analyse the data and then work with change makers to ensure cities, spaces, policies and processes are designed to prevent gender-based violence.
By closing the gender data-gap we can push for change to create safer spaces. That is why your story is crucial in our collective endeavour to end
We are always looking to collaborate. If you are a change maker and would like to access a dataset for your organisation, get in touch with us to discuss how.
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