My Takeaway: Speaking Up Matters (Akancha Against Harassment Ep. 15)


This week, Akancha Srivastava recorded an episode about the power to speak up against cyber abuse and do so, immediately. It takes a critical moment to snap out of the misery of victimhood and understand that reporting the incident well in time can hold a strong case. It is convenient to take a screenshot of the post and forward it to our peers to show, “See, this is what happened to me.” Is that enough to ensure it won’t happen again? Is that enough to reflect on our online activities and conclude that the digital world races faster than 120 km/hr with thousands of  #MeToo posts, just less than an hour of the content upload? 

Speaking up holds true for any unlikely situation and Akancha explains how doing this can switch the power of authority from the abuser to the one facing the abuse.

I look at it this way, speaking up is a way to take care of yourself.

You can listen to the episode here: