What is Inside A Black Girls Mind?
Inside A Black Girls Mind is an online platform run by and for black women and women of colour. Our aim is to raise and amplify the voices of women across the world. We have big plans for IABGM. One of our biggest projects this years is the launch of our first ever print magazine and to host our very first launch party.
What is our progress so far?
On September 17th 2019, we ran our first ever event as part of the Black Girls Bookshelf project called: ‘Ain’t I A Woman’. The Black Girls Bookshelf is an initiative created to address the lack of diversity in British Literature. It is a platform for essays, book reviews and creative writing written by black girls and for black girls. This event was a discussion and workshop session which was focused on topics such as race, feminism and intersectionality. Attendees took part in a debate and creative writing workshop based on two books by Black British authors. We plan to do much more in our efforts to put IABGM on the map. We have also recently introduced The Book Club Series, where we will be hosting a number of workshops and book club style discussions in the community.
What will we do with the money?
The launch party event for our very first print magazine is planned for July 2020 in London. This event gives the opportunity for young creatives to get involved with the project. The theme for the launch party and magazine is focused on what hair and culture means for black women. We are also planning to have an exhibition based on this theme, which will include artwork and photography from young creatives in the community. We will also be showcasing our print magazine, past and future projects to our attendees. In addition, the money will help to fund future projects and initiatives planned for IABGM following the launch party.
Thank you for support,
The IABGM Team