I Am...when a person leaves a violent or controlling relationship they have often lost their core identity. I Am is an opportunity to transform, to witness a new identity emerging and a new journey begun. In partnership with SafeLives whose patron is the Duchess of Cornwall, these portraits, shot on film, will help to transform the narratives of domestic violence.
On-going project begun 2020.
Backdrops by Laura Noble are oils on canvas entitled: Home; Darkness; Transformation. 2020.
- Physical abuse.
- Domestic violence or abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Psychological or emotional abuse.
- Financial or material abuse.
- Modern slavery, Honour based crime and FGM.
The Femicide Census for 2018 shows 149 women killed, the highest number since census began. Only 6% of women were killed by a stranger. In the UK in 2018 were killed by a current or former partner, many after they had taken steps to leave. During the first three months of Covid-19 lockdown three times as many women were killed than in the same period last year, at least 5 a week. Many people and children were locked inside a home with an abusive partner. The pressure on refuges increases and the funding is cut. Participants