Getting personal about the cost of being a Whistleblower

Faith Spear speaks out and has the support of SHE Project.

The Criminal Justice Blog

When you feel so passionately about a subject or issue (s) it is very hard to keep quiet. This is what I have experienced recently:

Faith Spear 114822 500pxW.jpgI had to weigh up the risk of possibly causing offence versus the need to speak.

I decided to speak!

What happened next shocked me. Suddenly people that I had respect for and worked so well with turned against me in the most brutal way. I didn’t expect everyone to agree with me but I certainly didn’t expect quite the fallout.

I was looking at the bigger picture and the wider issues but they were blinkered. Was I wrong to speak out?

NO

I wanted to raise issues and put them firmly on the agenda of those that could or should actually do something about them.

Maybe the problem was that they didn’t expect someone like me to put their head above the parapet and…

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