Shado Issue 02: Global Womxnhood x The Vavengers
Friday 12th July, 7pm-late, £5 entry
shado will be back at Stour Space for the launch of Issue 02: Global Womxnhood on Friday, 12th July.
The aim of this issue is not only to broaden definitions of what it means to identify as a woman, but also to raise the profile of the work of different global women’s movements which are working to highlight injustices and human rights violations which pertain specifically to womxn and girls. We are so excited to share this issue with you, which features stories and features from womxn from 36 countries around the world.
shado will be teaming up with anti-FGM organisation The Vavengers to bring you a night of music, art, spoken word, food, drink…and, most importantly, celebration and inclusion. We are coming together with The Vavengers to support their work to end Female Genital Mutilation across the globe. This abhorrent practice affects millions of girls and women world-wide, and this launch will be raising funds through ticket sales and donations to help this survivor-led organisation with their crucial mission.
Tickets are only £5 with a portion going straight to The Vavengers – tickets HERE.
Artworks from shado artists:
Sola Olulode || Karis Beaumont || Mario Washington || Ilayda Mcintosh || Tinuke Fagborun || Lauren Drinkwater || Venetia Berry || Eliza Hatch
Music and Spoken Word:
Megan Beech || Olivia Douglass || Bridget Spencer || Cheryll || One Eyed Jacks
Bloody Good Period || Buy Black London || Ferly || Article22
shado is an online and print publication. shado stands for See. Hear. Act. Do. and promotes the engagement between arts, activism and academia in order to amplify the voices of those at the frontline of social, political and cultural change. shado provides a space for the coexistence of people across different disciplines who are all working to spotlight issues faced by those at the margins of global society, in order to change negative perceptions and allow for new narratives to be formed.
The Vavengers (‘Vagina Avengers’) are an organisation started in 2015, made up of people of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and nationalities working together and putting on events towards a common goal: To End FGM. All of the proceeds from their events go directly to the charities they work with. Their fundraising is all survivor led, meaning they work with survivors of FGM to get advice on where the funds raised should go.