Just checking in – news from otherwhere

There’s a lot of talk about intersectionality and how to do it. I’m particularly drawn to this article because it’s about centring an experience (which isn’t mine) and like my conclusions in 2016 that we need to redesign the suit (ie default male perspective) it’s time to consider redesigning the table if the table is white, middle-class European/colonial cultural defaults…. Creative Exchange Lab Mentoring by … Continue reading Just checking in – news from otherwhere

FAQs on my council candidacy

“If I had to pick one pivotal moment for women in the last 100 years, I would pick right now. 2018 has the potential to be a landmark moment for women” Helen Pankhurst –Let’s prove her right. I’m standing to represent the residents of Ladywell on Lewisham Council for the Women’s Equality Party.  I’ve been campaigning since the end of February, mostly by working with a … Continue reading FAQs on my council candidacy

First year of Jhalak Prize paints a grim picture of diversity in publishing 

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
Sunny Singh takes a look at the entries for the first year of our prize for writers of colour, finding the industry is missing more than one trick The first year of the Jhalak Prize has gone off smoothly albeit not soundlessly. The prize administrators have also now had enough time to consider the number, range, and variety of submissions.… Continue reading First year of Jhalak Prize paints a grim picture of diversity in publishing 

Opening the Door

I was invited to the Devoted &  Disgruntled meeting hosted by the Young Vic to address under-representation of East Asian artists in British Theatre. It was quite a day. Check this out for a moment in theatre history you don’t want to miss – http:/madammiaow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/british-east-asian-artists-at-young-vic.html?m=1 or you can read my own wordy report here: http://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/events/opening-door/reports/mea-culpa-im-a-director-making-a-point-of-working/ This link is broken – I’ll go and find the … Continue reading Opening the Door