The idea of Walk With Charlie started in January 2019, it's an ongoing project that I am developing on the side.
I have heard stories, experiences and struggles that make many people feel vulnerable and I have decided to create something that could empower them instead.
Being a woman is only about warnings. We hear thousands of bad stories about walking alone, we get advice from parents, or media to not to go out in the dark. I don’t want to underestimate the danger, which is real, but I also want to feel strong and at ease if I’m walking home at night. I want to help other people to feel like that too, creating a system that strengthens women, not discourages them.
We wanted to make Walk With Charlie a service shaped by future users. Taking a lot of different perspectives into the bigger picture helped us see clearer and deliver something that can really change the way people live their lives.