Missing Words: Black women in British Youth Subcultures
The Story of Black Britain is often told through the genres of Reggae, Hip Hop, Jungle and Grime. But what of those who walked a different musical path? Those Black British women who became Teds, Mods, Rockabillies, Punks and even Goths! Combining the history of British youth culture and Black Feminist theory, Missing Words tells an alternative story of Black British identity and the creation of multicultural Britain as we see it today!
Chardine aims for this to be her first book and you can support it’s development through her Patreon!
Black Girls Picnic
A chilled out Sunday picnic/event for Black women to come together and celebrate all the beauty that is Black Womanhood. The first BGP was held in Regent’s Park 2016 and was so popular we are looking to do more summer picnics and events in the coming years. A trans – inclusive event for women identified people, BGP is a healing and celebratory space. It is important for us to “water our root” if we are to continue to be our best as activists, artists, mothers, teachers, daughters, aunties, friends, lovers and grandmothers!
Because of it’s DIY ethos, BGP has started a global movement in collective self care for Black women and girls with picnics happening across the UK, Europe and soon the USA.
Read Chardine’s article about BGP for Afropunk here
Images: Roxene Anderson Photography
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On the Scene was a 3 part series looking at the importance of style to Black British women in music subcultures. On the Scene was developed by Chardine Taylor-Stone in collaboration with Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, for their exhibition AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life
Artist in Residence at Fuel Theater
Part of The Situation Room at Somerset House. ‘Do I look Like an Artist to you?’ was a site specific performance addressing classism and racism within the art world.
Fly Girls, B Girls and Home Girls: The First Wave of Women in UK Hip Hop
Working in collaboration with THEME art house “Fly girls” was a project working towards documenting women who participated as MCs, dancers, DJ’s, promoters and artists in the early days of UK Hip Hop. A panel event was held in 2015 at the Black Cultural Archive in Brixton which sold out and generated huge interest online. Find out more about the project and future events here
Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Futures 2015
‘Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Futures’ was a one-day conference on 14 March 2015 in Brixton in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives and The Body Narratives. It attempted to trace black feminist journeys and legacies into the present. Centred on intergenerational dialogue, the interactive programme encouraged reflection, celebration and a return to an activist-centred movement.
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Mothership Connections Black Sci-fi club
Was a hangout spot for for Afrofuturists, Blerds and Black Sci-Fi geeks to share ideas, books, create and collaborate.
To Hell With the Lighthouse
An evening of outsider poetry and music in collaboration with Amuti gallery and inter-disciplinary artist Benjamin Prosser.
The Vout ‘o’ Roonie Girls
With DJ Swingin’ Kitten, a club night and DJ duo playing jazz and blues accompanied by a bunch of beatniks and freakniks in the spirit of 1950s bohemian Soho. In 2009 The Vout ‘o” Roonie Girls curated a music, poetry and art event in Lille France in conjunction with the Lille culture department.