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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Support BlacktressUK

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Blacktress UK came out of many conversations and sister meet-ups about tokenism and the effects it can have being the only one. The feelings of isolation and lack of visibility and inclusion in often white spaces within Drama School, rehearsal rooms and across the industry. This has created a culture of silence amongst Womxn out of fear of never being hired or thinking it was in their heads and a real lack of validation in their own experience. We are here, queer, varied across generations in every shade and hue, heritage spanning across the whole of the UK and the globe with varied accents, dialects, languages, cultural practises and faiths.

“Without community, there is no liberation... but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.”Audre Lorde

Blacktress UK hosted their first meeting called A Seat At The Table 29th March 2017 at Jamaican restaurant Mr Jerks on Wardour Street in celebration of Womxns History Month. There, sixteen self-identified Black Womxn actors from different generations came together, ate food, shared stories and started a love journey of listening and sharing.

We want to empower by building community where healing and creativity is held in equal balance.

This money

This will go towards our facilitators that lead Spark workshops that we want to keep affordable.

Blacktress wants to become more accessible and so hiring BSL interpreters and providing proper training to our regular facilitators

The day to day administration and marketing.

To expand our events outside London

Expenses covered for our volunteers

Just giving costs

In 2019 we want to curate another Blacktress Season.

Please follow our journey @blacktress_uk
http://blacktress.co.uk/what-we-do.html

Thanks for what ever you can give

Cherrelle and Shiloh
The Blacktress UK Team

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    6

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 9, 2019

      Keep creating all the love like you do!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2018

      Keep up the good work!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 23, 2018

      Keep doing what you’re doing! 🙌🏾

      £50.00

    • Tinuke Craig

      Tinuke Craig

      Dec 23, 2018

      Blacktress is an incredible thing. Thank you. Here’s to you and to 2019.xxxx🙌🏾

      £50.00

    • Rakie Ayola

      Rakie Ayola

      Dec 23, 2018

      Just keep doing it. 💜

      £140.00

    • Eve Leigh

      Eve Leigh

      Dec 22, 2018

      £20.00

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    Blacktress UK

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    A grassroots network and support group for self-defined Black Womxn actors of the African diaspora. We curate events, workshops and projects

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