Society does not care about Black women and girls. We see it in the way deaths are reported, the mysterious and inconclusive police investigations and the lack of care for vulnerable underage girls whose identities are broadcast across the media.
The disappearance and death of Sarah Everard and news of the arrest of a serving Met police officer in connection with the case has seen outpourings of concern, anger and sadness across mainstream and social media – and rightly so. It has sparked important conversation around the reality of being a woman and how unsafe all of us feel at any given moment.
But it has also highlighted how little attention is paid to Black women victims, and that is painful.