‘I met someone on a dating app a few months ago but it didn’t really go anywhere.’
'We hooked up twice and did not see each other again but every time I posted something online, or a photo, they liked it or made a comment. I initially thought ‘That’s OK’, but they were so persistent that I was starting to feel harassed.
They repeatedly sent messages asking me out and I politely invented excuses, but he didn’t seem to get the point. So, I talked to a friend, and it turned out that she had a similar experience, with the same guy! I couldn’t believe it! This guy was a total cyberstalker.
I took screenshots of his messages, I reported him to the platform, including sharing my friend’s story, blocked him and changed my privacy settings. He hasn’t contacted me again, but I can’t stop thinking that there might be other transwomen like me at risk of getting cyberstalked by this creep.’ – Sarah*
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*The personal story quoted here is a real account taken from our community engagement sessions, only the name has been changed.