Black Women of Underground Music Unite In New Film

Check out this amazing new film, Challenging The White Gaze: Black Women in the Alternative Arts, produced by Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal  \m/

“Challenging the White Gaze is a recording of a discussion between black women musicians, journalists, visual and performing artists involved in alternative music and culture. After the release of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal the creation of a visual component to encourage black viewers who are struggling with their experiences being black in white-centric spaces that a community exists. More importantly, building a supporting environment where women could talk openly about their experiences – both the good and the painful – they’ve had within the metal, hardcore and punk scenes was imperative to building a community that over time, will expand to embrace other women other cities in North America.”

Participants:

Jennifer Cruté, Visual artist / graphic novelist

Militia Vox singer, Judas Priestess / solo artist

Ursula CP, Journalist / former editor, HearEvil.com

Ashley Denise MaGee, DJ Black Betty

Kali Holloway, Singer, Easy Lover

Dianca London Freelance music journalist

Cammy Simpson, Dancer

Christina Long, Founder, Blkgrlswurld.wordpress.com

Beatrice Demesier (Madame St. Beatrice), Singer
Off-camera:

Harriet Vinson, Journalist

Faith Pennick, filmmaker

Laina Dawes, Host / editor

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