'Ow do? I’m Evie (she/her), I’m both a domestic abuse survivor and qualified domestic abuse specialist, writer and the founder of Peaks of Colour - a Peak District based nature-for-healing community group, by and for people of colour.
Having worked in the VAWG sector for over 10 years', specialising in Black and queer survivors' intersectional experiences of gendered and racialised trauma, I left the sector when I became burnt out, disenfranchised and disillusioned. My work now sits on the intersections of gendered, racial and land justice, and seeks to nurture survivors' joy, rest, hope and imagination as abolitionist praxis.
Advocating for the decolonisation of the outdoors, I'm interested in the ways nature can forge a landscape of healing and justice outside of carceral feminist models.
As a Northern freelance writer I'm passionate about the liberating form of writing as healing and resistance.
My debut book, 'Radical Rest', explores Black and Abolitionist Feminist approaches to activist burn out and will be published by Elliot & Thompson in 2024.
Qualifications & Accreditations
BSc Sociology - MSc International Development & Gender Studies
Domestic Abuse levels 1, 2 & 3 - Safeguarding levels 1 & 2 - FGM, Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence
Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation - Trauma Informed Practice
Mental Health First Aid - LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Levels 1, 2 & 3 - Multiple Vulnerabilities (Substance Misuse)
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