Girls go BOOM #DIY Sessions – Late Night Show
We are hosting our first late night show: A diverse, zero bullshit, empowering show tackling a wide range of subjects on intersectional feminism, sisterhood, mental health, equality, music and more.
Introducing our guests for tonight:
- Charlie George – Stand up comedy
(in collab with Queer Culture Club)
- Cassie Fox – Talk on the DIY movement in music
- Dalit Lymor – Virtual exhibition tour
- Ann-Sophie Dewaele – Screening shortfilm Not from violence – A film about menstruation
About the artists.
Charlie is an award winning stand-up comedian and writer.
LGBTQ New Comedian of the Year 2019. So You Think You’re Funny & Funny Women Awards runner up 2019 & Leicester Square New Comedian Award & Pride’s Got Talent finalist 2018. Charlie has performed stand-up on BBC Asian Network Live and the BBC’s No Country for Young Women Podcast.
A talented and accomplished writer Charlie was chosen to feature in Charlie Brooker’s writers room for Cunk & Other Humans 2019, AntiViral Wipe 2020 (Lockdown special) and Death to 2020 for Netflix. She has written for the C4 Election night special, 8 out of 10 cats, Hypothetical, Newsjack, The Now Show & Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. She was recently selected out of 3,700 writers for the Penguin Write Now editorial programme to write her first autofiction book ‘Door to Door.’
Charlie also established and co-hosts her own comedy night, ‘Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret’ at The Glory in London in aid of Hackney mental health charity Core Arts and gigs all across the country. She is the host of an Audible original podcast series exploring evidence based solutions to improving wellbeing & mental health with anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota called ‘Happiness & How to Get It.’
QUEER CULTURE CLUB:
A London based collective for queer women & GNC folx.
Fighting the dissolution of queer spaces & building a safe, empowering community. Weekly events & socials including discussion groups, life-drawing, picnics, workshops & supper clubs.
Cassie Fox is the founder of the LOUD WOMEN organisation, supporting women in music through journalism, networking, record releases, events and festivals. From a small punk gig night started in London in 2015, the organisation has evolved and grown, helping hundreds of female and non-binary musicians and bands to reach a wider audience. There are now LOUD WOMEN chapters across the US, Canada, Ireland, and Australia.
Cassie is a DIY musician herself – she sings, and plays bass, guitar and keyboards. She’s played Glastonbury, toured the US, and has played the Royal Albert Hall. These days she’s known as “bass Doris” in pop punk band I, Doris. Frustrated by not being able to play gigs for so long, the band has launched the Dorising Podcast, chatting to fellow musicians and playing new music.
Who is a Jewish feminist illustrator, creator, and artist with an activist heart. ‘With my imagery, I’m challenging the stereotypical frames that society has built and break them down. I want to challenge society why we think a certain way and improve the situation and overall view we have on Jewish people and create a safe space. With my art, I want to talk about all my identities to raise more awareness. I’m Argentinian, I’m Dutch, I’m Jewish and I’m a woman and all those identities have shaped me and made me move a certain way through society. A view that’s mostly overlooked. With my art, I want to highlight that and start a conversation.’
ANN-SOPHIE DEWAELE – NOT FROM VIOLENCE
Judging from the list of things she occupies herself with, Ann-Sophie Dewaele is one busy bee. Next to her full-time job as a 3D artist, she’s one of the instigators of the feminist and queer scene in Ghent and she also plays guitar in the all-female estro-punk band Kuthumeur. Together with like-minded peers, Dewaele co-organises Queer Pride, Queerkoorts, Queer Christmas and the Queer Space evenings at Plek – for which she hosts debates around inclusiveness and safe spaces. She’s also at the core of Girls go BOOM, a feminist collective that says fuck you to the ‘dick fest’ that is the music world.
This movie is a visual poem about menstruation. It displays 1 bloody cycle It’s about pain and empowerment. About how it feels to be a person with a period.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT
This event is online using YOUTUBE Livestream and is free to join.
The stream link will be posted on the day of the event!
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About Girls go BOOM:
Girls go BOOM is a collective of girls putting girls on stage. In a DIY method, we want to create a safe space community where we can support each other’s music & creative projects, mental health, start new bands, inspire.
Girls go BOOM centres girls and non-binary / gender non-conforming / gender / queer people, people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour.
Girls go BOOM aims to welcome you in a safe-r space:
– With zero tolerance for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, racism, and other kinds of discrimination.
– Where people are free to be who they truly are.
– Without judgment.
– Where you are protected and respected by your community
This program is organized with the support of Dona Daria & Unboxing Rotterdam. A campaign with a focus on emancipation and empowerment for all people in Rotterdam regardless of their culture, religion, or gender.
Artwork by Khaddouj Barghout.