Blank Noise is a growing community of citizens, women and persons, also known as ‘Action Sheroes/ Theyroes/ Heroes’. Action Sheroes, are persons, like you, and me, stepping into their power and capacity end sexual and gender based violence.
Action Sheroes confront the fear. Action Sheroes work to shift the given environments of defence and threat, to trust.
Action Sheroes end victim blame, resonating, roaring, #INeverAskForIt. Action Sheroes speak about sexual assault, (when ready). Action Sheroes offer listening in; learn to witness. Action Sheroes heal.
December 16, 2018, marks six years since the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, also known as Nirbhaya.
We pledge to not forget.
Build #MeetToSleep where you live on December 16th, 2018, between 2-5 pm
Action Sheroes , citizens and allies, from across 18 cities / towns/ places will #MeetToSleep :
Places include Agonda, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bidar, Cochin, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patiala, Panjim, Peru, Pune, Sagar and Vadodara.
Meet To Sleep 2018 allies include citizens, women, girls, persons and organisations/ collectives including One Billion Rising Delhi, Crea, Femme Fridays- Bhopal, CAFP, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangattan, Sangamma, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha- Delhi, Safe Cities Plan India , Why Loiter and more.
Sign up. Participate. Collaborate. Co Create.
Register to Meet To Sleep here.
You are encouraged to bring a friend. family. neighbours or the stranger you shared this event with. Speak. Connect. Ignite. Invite.
Registrations will be updated at the end of each day.
Action Shero Babita is championing Meet To Sleep (2018) from Hazaribag, Jharkhand. Join Babita, or champion the call where you are.
Kamla Bhasin, champions Meet To Sleep with One Billion Rising, Delhi. (2017)
#INeverAskForIt . Unite To Eradicate Victim Blame.
I Never Ask For It is a long term mission and commitment to end victim blame and all attitudes that have long justified sexual violence as experienced across spaces, identities and geographies, by building testimonies of clothing. Your garment is witness, memory and voice. In 2023, ten thousand garments will assemble and stand in sites of public significance. This is a global call to action. Join the mission. Unite to end victim blame.
We unite in solidarity with all who have spoken and who may speak.
May We Never Have To Explain Why We Didn't Report Earlier.
Aishwarya Yerra #MeToo
Amita Ghosh #MeToo
Anushree Majumdar #MeToo
Avantika Mehta #MeToo
Ayesha Kapadia #MeToo
Chinmayi Sripadaa #MeToo
Deepika Amin #MeToo
Danica D’souza #MeToo
Ghazal Wahab #MeToo
Garusha Katoch #MeToo
Ira Trivedi #MeToo
Joanna Lobo #MeToo
Mahima Kukreja #MeToo
Majlie de Puy Kamp #MeToo
Namaah Kumar #MeToo
Nasreen Khan #MeToo
Natashja Rathore #MeToo
Nameeta Prakash #MeToo
Nilanjana Roy #MeToo
Nisha Bora #MeToo
Nishitha Jain #MeToo
Pallavi Gogoi #MeToo
Priya Ramani #MeToo
Prema Govindan #MeToo
Roshni Nair #MeToo
Ruth David #MeToo
Saba Naqvi #MeToo
Saloni Chopra #MeToo
Sandhya Menon #MeToo
Sandhya Menon #MeToo (2)
Action Sheroes/ Theyroes/ Heroes on campus:
CAMPUS UPRISING : spotlighting victim blame on campus across India and beyond.
Campus Uprising is a participatory research and community building project, documenting student led protests in response to rape culture, patriarchy, victim blame on campus. Join the Campus Uprising research and community building team by signing up to intern here and to read more about the ongoing project, visit here.
Akeli Awaara Azaad अकेली आवारा आज़ाद
ON HER OWN, UNAPOLOGETIC, FREE
Are you Akeli Awaara Azaad? What do the three words mean to you?
500+ Action Sheroes across towns, cities, countries have stepped in asserting our right to live free from fear, warnings and blame. Unite to celebrate being an unapologetic self. Marching towards our fullest potential. #AkeliAwaaraAzaad
Follow on instagram @blanknoiseactionheroes
#TEDTalksIndiaNayiSoch, TED Talks in collaboration with Star Plus, hosted by Shahrukh Khan. (2017)
Photo credit: Amit Madheshiya
2019 upcoming interventions
Talk To Me
February 19, 2019
Registration will be open soon
Moments Of A Long Pause is a two channel video, interviewing women and men across the streets of Delhi, Agra, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Kolkata, on street harassment. The piece was commissioned by Bronx Museum Of Art towards the show, Street Art, Street Life (2008).