Any survivor that agrees with our values* can get involved with Survivors Library – just contact us saying you’d like to participate, or join one of our online chats. We also currently occasionally host events and meetings in person in Edinburgh, Scotland. Survivors Library is non-hierarchical and currently completely volunteer run – you can get involved with existing projects or spearhead something new. Below are some of the ways you can get involved:
- Collecting Resources
- Finding, submitting, and reviewing resources; advancing our library system; updating our current system with new entries
- Creating Resources
- The minutes of our first Resources Chat is a great place to see what ideas members have already had about what we can make together, some of which are being worked on, and others that need leadership to be realised.
- Survivor Fest 2020 is a day event we are organising in Edinburgh, Scotland with workshops, music, art, reading materials and resources, and more – we’re looking for organisers to help out!
- Running Survivors Library
- Updating the website and social media, sending out links to chats, moderating chats; running and organising events, meetings, workshops, stalls
If you’re not a survivor* but want to help, we welcome you to help review resources to ensure they are content warned and are acceptable to our library – contact us for details. We especially need reviews from people who experience transphobia, racism, fatphobia, or ableism, and/or are sex workers or LGBTQIA+. Sharing our social media posts helps too!
To participate in Survivors Library, you must agree with our values and principles: We believe survivors deserve access to resources that don’t perpetuate harm and oppression. We don’t allow anything that promotes transphobia, racism, SWERFs, fatphobia, ableism, abuse or assault apologism, homophobia or anti-LGBTQIA sentiments, or content created by abusers. We prioritise the collection and creation of resources by, for, and about survivors who experience those oppressions.