University of the Arts London graduates discuss the lack of visibility of women of colour in the arts and creative industries.
The talk will be followed by a tour of the Black Blossoms exhibition, which celebrates and highlights the voices of black women.
This exhibition challenges and deconstructs stereotypes in order to re-establish an authentic and inclusive narrative of black womanhood. Aisha Richards, founder of Shades of Noir – a platform which lobbies for diversity in higher education – believes the exhibition is timely for the current political climate we find ourselves in, “The global political structures of inequality affect all women, but in particular Black Women as this group faces a myriad oppressions such as racism, anti-blackness and sexism. #BlackBlossoms
Melodie Holliday, Samia Malik, Shani-Lousie Osei