Catriona is also a facilitator as part of the ‘Against Sexual Violence’ campaign at her current university, Goldsmiths University of London. She facilitates workshops for students on how to be an active bystander when witnessing sexual harassment and violence. The workshop also covers the topic of consent and sexual violence. Through this she has received formal training from Rape Crisis on rape, consent, and active bystandership.
The podcast heard from women, non-binary and men as survivors, and successfully acted as a space where all survivors feel safe to talk about and explore what has happened to them. The podcast was a Wise Buddah production, and Catriona acted both as host and creative director for the BBC Sounds series, implementing such creative aspects as the ‘two-part’ episode plan; choosing guests that represent the realities of survivors, both in the way they cope and demographically; and planning each episode uniquely around each guest.
I independently run a website called Life Continues After (lifecontinuesafter.com) which serves as an online space for survivors of sexual assault to trade words, arts, and whatever else that has helped them. I write much of the content for this, including articles, reviews and advice columns. I edit and publish all the pieces submitted by contributors, run the email, and all of the socials for the site (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – links of which can be found on the website itself). I write the content and schedule all the posts, I am self-taught but would love to have more formal experience and learn the tricks of the trade within reputable organisations.
My role consisted of invigilating precious historical artworks, greeting visitors, working with my team to ensure smooth operations, and gaining and compiling feedback into online systems. I also helped along with the team to create content for social media platforms advertising the gallery.
I am half way through studying my MA in Gender, Media & Cultural studies with a focus on embodied writings and affect theory.