This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 8 2019 5:32 PM UTC +00:00.
Blawzy is a new app and web platform to support survivors of sexual assault, violence, and other traumatic events. The app offers several features to members, including a support community, a secure incident documentation and reporting system, and access to free mental health and legal resources.
The #MeToo movement is a massive social campaign against sexual assault and harassment that highlights traumatic events experienced both women and men every day. High profile cases showcased the scrutiny that survivors face for sharing their stories and a need for more support avenues for victims of assault.
At Blawzy, our goal is to provide a digital safe space and actionable resources for anyone who has experienced traumatic events or wants to support survivors of sexual assault, violence, or traumatic events.
With all of the high-profile cases of sexual assault in the national media today, we believe it’s time to bring to market an app that makes a big difference. We want to give people a safe environment to get as many perspectives as they need in a safe and secure way, but also give them the tools to take next steps once they’ve found the right path.
Blawzy was created as an answer to that need, offering a safe space for women and men who have faced sexual violence. Members can anonymously share their stories and discuss experiences, self-care techniques, and motivating content in the app’s forum.
There are many reasons why a victim of sexual assault may choose to not immediately report an event to the police.
Whether it’s an issue of safety or just needing time to emotionally prepare for legal proceedings, many victims may wait months or years. Blawzy is aiming to provide a safe platform for women and men to document incidents of sexual harassment and assault, even when they are not ready to report.
Blawzy Serves 3 Primary Functions:
- 1. Documenting a traumatic event
- 2. Providing a support community
- 3. Connecting survivors with legal and mental health experts for free
Several features exist on the platform to protect survivors who are hoping to document their experiences. Saved reports will be dated and time-stamped and saved in an encrypted format to prevent user data from being put into the wrong hands. Users can easily gain access to their document if they choose to file a report and wish to use a dated statement as a reference.
Blawzy also offers resources for emotional support, including an anonymous online community to discuss coping techniques, share stories, or post motivating content. Users will also have access to free legal and mental health consultations and resources to help them find the experts they’re seeking.
Whether you are a professional, supporter, or have experienced traumatic events in your own life, Blawzy is worth a download. The app is an amazing collection of resources and community that is meant to help people through tough times.
The app will be available for download on both Android and iOS. The website and app offer a reporting feature that allows members to document events and archive them. We have cloud technology that will backup all files so you never lose the details of your personal story.
Each document and event entered into the Blawzy app will be time stamped and dated for reference. This gives our users the option to keep a private record of the incident if they are not yet ready to file an official report.
Blawzy will also provide resources to connect users to legal counsel and mental health experts with free consultations available. The app also provides resources for other mental health struggles, including anxiety, depression, and bullying.
What Is Included In My Investment?
● Early access to the beta app and website
● Personal Thank Yous From The Team
● Ability To Write Support Letters To Survivors
● Personalized Thank You Letters From Survivors
● Status logos next to your name in app
● Early Invite Access To Facebook Community and Support Group
We have taken a sensitive and unorganized system of processes and put them into one, easy to use digital space. Although there have been traditional resources for decades, no one has created a large scale digital app specifically to support survivors that helps connect professionals to those in need.
It does not matter if you do not have money to pay for a lawyer or therapy sessions. We have you covered. We find the professionals that care and connect you with them to access your personal situation and then gain access to their free consultations and other services.
We know traumatic events do not end. We help you heal over time with our community of survivors, supporters, and professionals so you can feel safe.
Blawzy is a high tech app that is meant to be tailored to any type of traumatic event, sexual assault, or act of violence. We offer resources that were previously scattered or unavailable to the average person. The interface was built to be easy to use and record your story quickly for personal record. You can tailor the app to your specific needs. We have both filters and real people who will be red flagging anyone trying to abuse the support system and community.
***Blawzy is not affiliated with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, though we were inspired by her story.***
Product Specific FAQs:
Q: Is it really anonymous?
A: Blawzy is completely anonymous and allows users to access these resources without revealing their identities.
Q: What if I don’t want to be anonymous and I want to share personal details of my story to help others?
A: You can share personal details of your story, as long as you don’t mention the identity of any other individual.
Q: Do I create a user profile with my real name especially if I’m a certified professional?
A: You do use your real name, but your name with not be visible to other users or anyone else on the app.
Q: How do you prevent trolls from participating the app especially with anonymity?
A: We will rely on the community to report abusive users, who will then be banned.
If you have been touched by Blawzy’s mission but can’t financially back us at this time, please take the time to share with your network on your social media pages. It would really help us out. You can reach more people than you think. If you know anyone that would benefit from using Blawzy, please let them know. Our official hashtag is #Blawzy.
Risks and challenges
We have experience in producing consumer products. We are aware of some of the manufacturing challenges. Good design takes time and experience. We only expect small manufacturing delays if any. There’s always a chance of delays through customs or shipping. We are in constant contact with our manufacturers to bring you the latest updates.
Quality control is another issue we have faced in the past. To combat this, we will ask for periodic sampling and test out new colors with caution. We know what to look for and how to get there. However, we know that Plan A doesn’t always work and we always have a backup plan.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter