Weʼre raising £1,000 to Black women and their mental health.
- Birmingham, UK
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Dear Black Womxm...
I created this project because, we as Beautiful Womxm are sterotyped as "Loud", "ghetto" and/or "overly sexualised beings". Rarely, do I see or hear positive representations of Black Womxn in the media.
In light of Malcom X, commanding speech in 1962, regarding the black womxn: "The most disrespected person...is the black Woman. The most unprotected person is the...Black woman. The most neglected person is...the black woman".I mention "womxn" instead of 'woman/women' the "X" draws attention to women. specifically, black womxn.
What I have notice (and experienced) is, the black Womxn are ignored or made to be silenced about our existence and/or influence in society. Mental health in the black community is under-research despite, black womxn is considered to be at higher risk of developing mental illness (mental health, 2014). At 20.9% (compared to 15.6% to British white women), black womxn have found to receive the lowest of treatment.
My passion project for Black Womxm stems from personal experiences from negative discrimination abuse and wanting to see the best for black womxm as a whole.
I would appreciate your time and contribution to bring this project into fruition. T-shirts and poetry books are on order to promote 'Dear Black Womxm…)A monthly podcast will be avalilble to listen to at the end of October.
Thank you for your time.
Dear Black Womxm… Tshirts are made to order (see below)
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- 4 months ago
Serena Laidley4 months ago
Thank you All for your support. Since the last post, I have participated in Women's March in London. I felt this was important to attend the march for black women to be seen actively fighting against racism and rape. For far too long, black womxn have been to feel insignificant to minimise their experience of rape.
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A mother, teacher, actress and poet, Serena Laidley is a social activist, brining attention to social issues effecting black womxn in Britian.