The vast majority of women are victims of microaggretions on a regular basis. But we don’t talk about it, because we have been taught that this is the norm and that there is nothing we can do about it.
By telling our stories, we freed ourselves from a huge burden. Writing our testimonies allowed us to face the reality of what had happened and understand how it affected us. It was the first step towards accepting our past experiences and trying to create a safe space for us all to share our testimonies.
As soon as we started to open up about our experiences of discrimination and abuse, we received a lot of support from our friends. Many others started to share their stories with us. Our testimonies were joined by those of many of our friends who had had similar experiences to ours but, like us, had never talked about it with others.
Seeing the impact that sharing our testimonies had on us and our friends, we decided to create Insightout to give everyone the opportunity to speak up and share their story.