Blank Noise is a growing community of citizens, women and persons, also known as ‘Action Heroes’. Action Heroes, are persons, like you, and me, stepping into their power and agency to shift the given environments of defence and threat, to trust. Action Heroes confront the fear. Action Heroes end victim blame, resonating, roaring, occupying #INeverAskForIt. Action Heroes speak about sexual assault, misogyny (when ready). Action Heroes offer listening in. Action Heroes heal.  

 Dear All Women, Allies, Fellow Action Sheroes,  Akeli Awaara Azaads , Survivors of sexual assault, All Persons,  We Are Done Defending.  The  Listener is Active/ Present/ Is Learning To Listen Better. The Opposite of Victim Blame is Being Believed.   #BelieveSurvivors . #MeTooIndia . Create a  #ListeningCircle  in your City / Town this Oct 28th, 2018 Step in to build  #INeverAskForIt  . Unite to eradicate victim blame. Register :  actionhero@blanknoise.org , subject titled   LISTENING CIRCLE

Dear All Women, Allies, Fellow Action Sheroes, Akeli Awaara Azaads, Survivors of sexual assault, All Persons,
We Are Done Defending. The Listener is Active/ Present/ Is Learning To Listen Better. The Opposite of Victim Blame is Being Believed. #BelieveSurvivors. #MeTooIndia . Create a #ListeningCircle in your City / Town this Oct 28th, 2018
Step in to build #INeverAskForIt . Unite to eradicate victim blame. Register : actionhero@blanknoise.org, subject titled LISTENING CIRCLE

 

#MeToo #MeTooIndia #INeverAskForIt

In solidarity with all who have spoken and who may speak.
May We Never Have To Explain Why We Didn't Report Earlier.


Join the Movement

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Invest in a future

where women + girls live free from fear.

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Volunteer or Intern

Taking Agency To End Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Ongoing Internship :

Climate Reading:
Towards Building a Feminist Campus


August 6th- 3rd Dec 2018 ( Campus Uprising)
ActionHeroCampus + #INeverAskForIt

CAMPUS UPRISING

Campus Uprising is 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.


I feel safe when I am heard.

I feel safe when I am not judged.

I feel safe when I don’t have to justify myself, over and over and over again.

I, Action Hero, am your safe space, as you are mine.

I Never Ask For It.
 

# I Never Ask For It Solidarity. Unite.

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. It is built through the ongoing efforts of Action Heroes, citizens, persons, women partner organisations, university campuses, and communities.

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You

Your garment is memory. witness. voice to an experience of sexual assault. You are not alone.

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Listening Circle

Next on October 28th, 2018

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Feminist Allies Unite

Building I Never Ask For It together.

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Campus Students Unite

Towards ending victim blame , creating a feminist Action Shero Campus

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December 1st, 2018

I Never Ask For It

Bring the garment you wore when you experienced sexual assault, discrimination, harassment.The garment bears memory and witness to your experience.

In 2023, ten thousand garments will assemble and stand in sites of public significance.
Your voice and garment shape the collective mission leading survivors of sexual assault heal from blame.

This is a call to action. Sign up to co create the mission, this December 1st, 2018.

Meet To Sleep.
Towards Our Right To Live Defenceless. 
Sleep. Alone. Together.
Next MEET TO SLEEP is on Sunday, 16th December , 2018.

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16 DECEMBER 2018

* UPCOMING * Global Call For Action.

December 16, 2017, marked five years since the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, also known as Nirbhaya. We pledge to not forget.  Action Heroes: Allies, Citizens, Persons, Women, in India, built Meet To Sleep, across public parks in 18 towns, cities, districts.

 

Akeli Awaara Azaad अकेली आवारा आज़ाद 

ON HER OWN, UNAPOLOGETIC, FREE

The Akeli Awaara Azaad campaign invites lived interpretations to the three words. 500+ Action Sheroes across towns, cities, countries have stepped in to build the #AkeliAwaaraAzaad spirit. We unite asserting our right to live free from fear , shame, and blame. We unite in celebration.

 

#TEDTalksIndiaNayiSoch, TED Talks in collaboration with Star Plus, hosted by Shahrukh Khan. (2017)
Photo credit: Amit Madheshiya

 
 
 

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).

 

upcoming interventions

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Talk To Me
February 19, 2019

register here: