The Walking Woman: a spoken word short film

Aggie’s spoken word expresses how she feels unsafe when walking alone at night.

After walking home one evening and experiencing a man making me feel unsafe once again, infuriated with anger I took to my notepad to write down what I was feeling.

Joining Rife as a content creator this year I wanted to use this opportunity to give voice to this experience, something I’ve encountered throughout my life in response to men’s inappropriate behaviour towards myself and other women and girls.

A short film made by Aggie Andrews, with support from Qezz Gill and Lucy Turner. Music by Onderwish from Freesound.


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