Women who have relocated due to domestic abuse talk about their multi-faceted journeys: emotional, practical and geographical journeys. Often, during the journeys, they do not know what the next stage will be – or what they need to prepare themselves and their children to face.
Women in the creative groupwork for this research produced images and captions for women they imagined making such journeys in the future – wanting to encourage women in their journeys from abuse to freedom. The posters were then put on display in the women’s refuges and centre where the women met.
One of the participatory photography groups in London produced this poster of a path in a local park – leading to the blue sky and sunshine ahead. The original image was then made into a mosaic of hundreds of their photographs: the idea of combining everyone’s contribution into one image, and one strong message:
There is always a way ahead