How to fix the glitch in our online communities
Seyi Akiwowo |
• May 2019
After becoming the youngest, black female Councillor in East London, an impromptu speech Seyi gave at the European Parliament went viral. Months later she battled through horrific online abuse, including death threats. After experiencing first-hand how online harassment disproportionately affects women, how online public spaces were becoming more toxic and replicating existing inequalities, Seyi founded Glitch, a young not-for-profit that exists to save online spaces from abuse, hate and fear. Seyi’s internationally acclaimed organisation provides practical solutions through the lens of digital citizenship. This includes digital self care for those experiencing online abuse, how to become an online active bystander and how we can all work together to “fix the glitch” in our online spaces.