In this essay, Daysha Loppie weaves together journalistic research and community responses to propose ways in which we can work to keep our arts community safer from gender-based sexual violence.
It's time we talked about sexual violence in the arts community. In the first instalment of a two-part series, I share my experience as a young racialised survivor navigating the Toronto arts scene. Hopefully, my experiences can spark discourse and push you to think about what we need to do in order to increase safety in our community.
This story is about how Black creatives in Toronto are creating space for themselves during the pandemic and why it is significant.