I created Grrrlizm to give creative grrrlz an online platform and physical space to network with other creatives and engage with the arts. It is important to me that all events are free for anybody to attend and that the zines will serve as a platform acknowldeging women creatives as well as raising money and awareness for local charities who support women.
Zine issue one: womanhood
The Grrrlizm Zine is a publication featuring artwork and writing by creative grrrlz, centred around the intersectional female experience. The A5 zine including 40 female artists and 8 writers, which were sold across Europe and America. Profits from the zine will be donated to The Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women's Aid.
Suffragettes, catcalling, contraception, the female gaze, sexuality, trans inclusive, reclaim the night etc. (Contains mature content)
Grrrlizm hosted a launch night for zine issue one in Manchester, also incorporating a print fair with 11 stallholders and 2 female DJs, Miss OG and Lady C. The event was hosted at Common, NQ and sponsored by Manchester Three Rivers Gin. We held a collection for sanitary products that we donated to the local charity, Every Month, who support women in poverty or experiencing homelessness.
Grrrlizm hosted a free arts fest at Common, Manchester on the 1st May 2018. The event included a film screening, print fair, spoken word performances, live art performance and a DJ set by Miss OG. 18 films were screened by female students and graduates and 6 women performed their poetry.
The aim of the event was to give artists space to show work challenging misogynistic behaviours and express the hardships of womanhood in a modern society.