A man approached us and made sexual remarks

Sexual Harassment

Name: Anon
Under 16
 Lancaster Road

“I was on my way home from school with my friend and we were sat at a bus stop on Lancaster Road.
A man approached us and made sexual remarks. He asked us if we would have sex with him and kept trying to convince us to come home with him.
Luckily the bus arrived and we got on. When we got home, we decided to phone the police.”

Maker: Louise Ashcroft, Joe Booth & Charlie Ashton

ton artworks commissioned by Arts Lancashire as part of Lancashire Arts Exchange

He lunged forward and forced his hands between my legs

Sexual Assault

Name: Kate Doran
Age: 27
Location: Central Drive / Waterloo Rd

“After dropping my daughter off at school in the morning I went to the bus stop to get the bus home. I was dressed in leggings and a baggy jumper and coat. I had headphone in and was looking at my phone, something I do to discourage unwanted male conversations.

A man walked past and stopped, he interrupted me to ask me the time and when I moved my hands to take out my earphones he lunged forward and forced his hands between my legs. I pushed him off me and ran away crying to phone my mum and then on her advice called the police.”

Maker: Kate Doran

He was staring at us and started masturbating

Sexual Harassment

Name: Anon
Age: 14
On a bus

“I got on the number 14 bus on the way home from school with two of my friends. We went upstairs on our own where a much older man was sat on his own.

He was staring at us and started masturbating, at the time we thought it was quite funny because we were young and didn’t know any better but as I’ve gotten older I realise how disgusting that man was.

Sadly, that’s only one of many stories I have as a young woman growing up in Blackpool.”

Maker: Joe Booth