Photo of Jessica Clough from Spill. Photography by Paul Blakemore. 

Photo of Jessica Clough from Spill. Photography by Paul Blakemore. 

R U ASKING FOR IT

 

On the 5th July 2016, police officers spoke to a group of A-Level students about consent. They took with them a leaflet with the title 'R U ASKING 4 IT?'. An effort to engage young people with clumsy, out of date and potentially damaging text speak. Ironically, in a roundabout way, it worked.

Students took to social media. Teachers backed them up.

The event made national media and could have turned nasty, but instead inspired a group of young people to take positive action.

Propolis presents an interview with one of these students and one of her teachers, performed by two actors, word for word.

R U ASKING FOR IT was created by Jessica Clough, Elana Binysh and Jenny Davies.