REIMAGINING THE UNTOLD STORIES OF 5 PROMINENT BAME BRITISH WOMEN THROUGH THE LENS OF 50 BAME BRITISH WOMEN CREATIVES.
‘Can’t Be What You Can’t See’ Exhibition debuts on 2nd November 2019. This exhibition offers a response to how Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women of today interpret and react to certain stories in history that have somewhat been forgotten and also shine a light on the lack of inclusion of BAME British women in mainstream history.
“The internet taught me more about BAME history than I learnt in school, learning about women I can relate to and that also look like me makes me feel relevant” - Sarah Buller
Amidst the dealings of Brexit, the Windrush scandal and the forgetting of the Grenfell victims, the sense of what it means to be a Londoner and the feeling of “belonging” can be seen as quite a sensitive topic now more than ever. This is especially the case for young women of colour in London. With statistics reflecting the lack of opportunity and invisibility young BAME women face daily, this exhibition is the final showcase of They Came Before Us: A History of Women of Colour in the UK (TCBU) project.
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