Episode 09: Relationships
TW: Physical, emotional, sexual abuse and eating disorders.
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This month we focused on relationships, and more specifically, abusive ones. 2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner, and it's easy to ask 'why don't you just leave?'. Well, help is difficult to get, especially when you consider a fifth of refuges have closed since 2010.
To help us understand abuse in relationships a little better, we invited Chaka, Lucie and Chlo on the podcast.
Chaka is an unapologetically femme queer who sheds some light on to why abuse can happen disproportionately in queer relationships, and how societal constructs of race and gender played a part in hers. (@thedefiantfemme)
Next up is Lucie who was brought up around domestic abuse. We learn of her battle of coming to terms with the fact that her step dad was an abuser, and how she helps people around her today who are going through something similar.
Third is Chlo, a 19 year old who found love online. What started as a relationship that helped her through an eating disorder gradually became increasingly manipulative and manifested in online bullying. She now does amazing work to help other young people notice red flags in abusive relationships. (@justchlo_x)
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