Starfish in Instagram live event

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Bede House
by Gwen Green

In October Bede’s Starfish, Domestic Abuse team, in collaboration with one of our regular supporters, Sifu Della O’Sullivan from martial arts club Phoenix Eye Wing Tsun Association, appeared live on Instagram to discuss violence against women in an online discussion entitled,  ‘Unmuted: Smells like bias’.

The discussion raised awareness about violence against women and encouraged debate about the bias and stereotypes leading to violence against them.

As part of Phoenix Eye, Della founded her ‘Fight like a Girl’ self defence programme, following her own and other women’s experience of trauma and violence. Della has supported Bede with annual fundraising events from this programme over the last few years. We hope the discussions will become a regular feature on Instagram.