Digital Security

Every effort has been made to ensure that this website is as secure as possible. But if you think there is any possibility at all that submitting an entry here could put you at risk, please put your personal safety first and don’t post.

You don’t have to leave a name with your entry – you can always choose to post anonymously to protect your privacy.

You can submit to the Everyday Stigma Project in 3 ways – using the online form, e-mailing olivia@everydaystigma.com or via social media – tweeting @Everyday_Stigma or posting on our Facebook page.

If you would like to take extra security precautions when submitting a report, here are some measures you can take (these are not required measures to submit):

  • If you are submitting reports via email, please go to hushmail.com and sign up for an email address. From your hushmail account, email your report to olivia@everydaystigma.com
  • We encourage you to install and start TOR security software on your computer before you submit a report (this prevents other users from viewing what websites you have accessed). You can do this at torproject.org If the main TOR site is blocked, try one of the mirror sites (torproject.org/getinvolved/mirrors.html.en). Here is a tutorial video on how to install and operate TOR.
  • If vulnerable websites are visited (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), always use https proxies if available.
  • If sensitive websites have been visited (before installing TOR), delete all browser history. Your browser history can still be found, but this makes it a little harder.

Learn to protect your security online (see this guide in English from the Electronic Frontier Foundation or this).

Please note submissions may be quoted (anonymously) in media articles or potential future books about the project.