Polly is currently supporting the #MyImageMyChoice campaign, which is a coalition of activists and survivors, seeking to reform laws and policy around image-based sexual abuse.
Image-based sexual abuse includes ‘revenge porn’, deepfakes and ‘sextortion’. This abuse can be devastating and even life-threatening. But in England, these aren’t sexual offences. As a victim, you have no right to anonymity, and it’s very unlikely you’ll be able to pursue legal action. Perpetrators can even avoid charges by saying "I did it for a laugh”. No laws cover fake media.
From 2016- 2020, Polly ran a campaign to strip Harvey Weinstein of his CBE in the UK. She started a petition, which reached over 55,089 supporters and raised awareness in the press. In September 2020, after three years of campaigning, it was announced that Weinstein would stripped of his CBE.
Inequality at the Edinburgh Fringe
As part of her work with Power Play, Polly has worked on the conversation around gender inequality, sexual harassment and other systemic barriers at the Edinburgh Fringe. Power Play's data research has helped to reveal a 60% gender earnings gap at the Fringe and they have been central to the growing movement calling for change.