Hey. Thanks for visiting.
This website enables survivors to record and listen to the sounds of their laughter, and through the magic of the internet, laugh together.
- a virtual laugh-in for survivors of sexual violence.
- a communal, networked monument
- a space of healing
- a space for reflecting
How to Record your Voice :
- Click on the record button.
- Listen to your recording to review.
- Either re-record, exit, or submit.
Why laughter? Laughter is infectious, and borne of the air we still breathe. We laugh in joy. We laugh in bitterness. We laugh awkwardly. We laugh in relief. We laugh because it is helpful for laugh. We laugh because it might help someone else.
Laughing is good for our health: soothing stress, strengthening the immune system, and easing pain. Through laughter, we proclaim ourselves as more complex than the traumatic memories that we live with. Our voices echo, and will reverberate in the homes, public places, and headphones of whoever visits.
Participation. On this website, there are no guidelines for what constitutes sexual violence. Sexual violence might entail: inappropriate comments, unwanted sexual touching, physical violence or the unwarranted expectation of sex. It might be something that goes beyond that description. If it counts to you, then it counts to laughingweb.space, and you are invited to anonymously contribute your laughter.
This is a site for anyone of any gender, or any walk of life. No one from this website is going to ask you any questions.
Anonymity. This website doesn't collect any data. This website is not connected to social media. Your participation is only recorded in terms of whether you listened or laughed.
Moderation. All recordings on laughingweb.space are edited by a human (to reduce mouse clicks), and moderated by a human (to ensure that only laughter is added to the site). Testimonials, stories, confessions are fine, but they won't be added to the site. The person who manages this project will listen though. If you want to know more about that person, click here to visit her website and learn more about her.