Kia “Funny Smart”

The impact of Sarah Everard's murder

The death of Sarah Everard has sparked a conversation on the safety of women on Britain’s streets. Leading many women to share their own experiences of sexual harassment and the dangers of walking home alone. Her death has also contributed to a wider conversation on the prevalence of violence against women in private spaces. In my own circles we have been speaking more about these issues and our own experiences related to it. I’ve found it both emotional and cathartic to hear other women’s experiences that are, unfortunately, similar to my own.

I took these images several days after the vigil to see how people were feeling in light of Sarah’s alleged murder and the events of the Clapham Common vigil. I also wanted to see the impact of the memorial on myself, both as a photographer and a woman from South London.