A Safe Space is a place where anyone can relax and be able to fully express themselves, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, religious affiliation, age of physical or mental ability.
A place where the rules guard each person's self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.
Safe Space is an ongoing process. It must be reaffirmed continuously and can always be improved upon. Most importantly Safe Space is a collective initiative by all people in that space, not just the marginalized or the person who declared the space safe. Therefore, it must be a community initiative.
We all deserve to feel respected, honoured, appreciated, accepted, and cared for. Safe.
HOW CAN A PERSON TELL WHEN THEY'RE IN A SAFE SPACE?
Safe Space is often indicated by some sort of sign, whether that be a poster, postcard, or sticker.
WOULD YOU LIKE TRAINING ON HOW TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE? DO YOU NEED SAFE SPACE RESOURCES FOR YOUR WORKPLACE?
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