I have been working with Zinzi Minott of The Rebel Man Standard on a reformulation of her piece 30 Skanks (and other revolutionary dances). It’s part of an evening of dance produced by the group and supported by Arts Council England. Hana Lee Erdman and Keyon Gaskin are also performing.
The Rebel Man Standard Presents
Chisenhale Dance, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ
£10 Box office 020 8981 6617
The latest Poor Lass is out, a necessary zine of real life stories by working class women.
This issue is themed Health and I have a contribution in it about being a working class psychotherapist.
Copies and info available at Poor Lass
I got quoted talking about doing therapy with sex workers as clients in Why we need to change the way we talk about sex work by Leonie Roderick in Dazed.
Scroll through #SWOU15 on Twitter for more accounts of the Sex Worker Open University conference, which took place in London in November.
I’m going to be speaking about mental health, therapy, stigma and sex work at the SWOU Open Conference 2015 on Friday 6 November. It’s a big honour. The event is free but you’ll need to book. Read more about the Sex Worker Open University.
The London-based photographer Katarzyna Perlak documented the SWAGGA throughout its development process. The material she shot over a period of months forms the basis of SWAGGA, the film.
The film was screened to a sell-out crowd in September, and more screenings are on the way. For now, here is the trailer:
SWAGGA fans should also check out the two tracks that Verity Susman composed for the show, now available to listen to online. It was a real privilege to dance to this composer’s scores, created just for us.
Verity Susman – SWAGGA
My book, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, will be published by HammerOn Press in January 2016.
The book is based on my PhD research, expanded and made accessible for a broad readership.
I hope you’ll want to read it!
More here: http://hammeronpress.net
For the past year or so I have been working on a project called SWAGGA. SWAGGA is a dance crafted out of everyday bullshit, strong wills and trembling flesh. SWAGGA is for anyone who is habitually pushed aside, spoken over, ignored, mus-recognised and snubbed. SWAGGA unfolds the map, draws the battle-lines and readies an arsenal…We are hungry, we don’t know our place and we don’t play nice.
This is it.
Created by Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt. Choreographed by Alexandrina and Jamila, performed by Charlotte and Kay.
SWAGGA is supported by Arts Council England Grants for The Arts, Them Yard Theatre, Artsadmin artist bursary scheme and Cambridge Junction.
Come and see us
Saturday 23 May 2015
Watch Out Festival
Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June 2015
The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
Pic by Guido Mencari
I’m very pleased to see that some kind person has built a wiki for Headless Fatty.
It is my dream for this concept that it becomes common usage, is listed in dictionaries and helps undermine the hateful exploitation of fat people in the media.
I’m proud to have work in these two zines. Hard Femme and Poor Lass centre working class and queer identity. The writing is beautiful and full of heart.