Thank you for visiting! Recruitment for the Knowing what I know study has now closed.
Are you a black or dual heritage woman of African or African Caribbean heritage?
If you wish to talk to someone in confidence, please click Resources . Thank you to the women who participated!
Are you over 18 and live in London?
Has any of this happened to you?
I have been told that I am ugly, useless, worthless.
I have been called names that I dislike.
I have been slapped, punched, kicked, pushed, beaten, threatened.
I have feared for my safety/life and the safety/life of my family or my child/children.
I have been raped, pressured or forced to have sex.
I have been pressured or forced to touch someone in a sexual way.
My health or feeling of wellbeing has been affected by my experiences.
What is involved?
If you live in London, you are invited to talk about your life experiences with myself over 2 or 3 occasions.
Interview 1 – Using personal photos, talk about important events
your life and your experience of violence and abuse.
You will be given
a camera, or you can take pictures with your mobile phone for Interview 2.
Interview 2 – You will talk about how you have felt about your body
throughout your life and the photographs you took of
objects/places that describe how you see yourself now.
Interview 3 – We will reflect on your experiences. You receive as £20.00 shopping voucher.
If you live outside of London, you can send me a written testimony of your experiences, or we can arrange a telephone interview.
My name is Ava Kanyeredzi and I am a PhD student at London Metropolitan University at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.
This study aims to get a better understanding of how black women cope, or seek help after experiencing violence or abuse and how experiences of violence or abuse affect black women’s relationship to their bodies. Your participation is greatly appreciated, entirely voluntary and confidential. This study has been ethically approved by the London Metropolitan University Research Ethics committee.
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