#NotAYes

Summer may be over, but the heat is lasting on through September. This means we may have a few more weeks to wear some banging summer looks before the cold sets back in. It also means that there’s still need for a reminder: to wear what makes you comfortable without fear of harassment.

Baring skin in the summer sun can often be seen as an invitation for unwanted comments, harassment or even as excuses for sexual assault. I sought to show that what a person is wearing is not an invitation for sexual harassment or assault.

To help underline this, I turned to my friends. The outfits are varied but all have one thing in common โ€“ they are #NotAYes.

Brittany

Brittany

No matter the angle, appearances do not give consent.

AJ

AJ

Proximity does not give you the green light.

Louisa

Loui

Whatever the pose, the only consent is verbal.

Clara

Clara

My smile is not an invitation.

Nat

Nat

Itโ€™s a dress, not a yes.

Georgie

Georgie

My body is not an object.

Lucy

Lucy

My time and energy is not yours to take.

These are just a few people and a few outfits – but no outfit is an invitation for unwanted attention. Even when they come off.

Underwear

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