On 29th October 2017, the country held its first ever Black Girl Festival at Kachette in East London. The festival is the brainchild of curator Nicole Crentsil and Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired’ project. Its aim was to “celebrate and explore what it means to be a Black woman in the UK”.
The ongoing (mis)treatment of black women in this country remains a huge problem. Continue reading “I Went to the UK’s First Black Girl Festival and It Was Beautiful”