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Responders of Colour: project, book and testimony

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Hannah Moitt, Jazmin Hundal, Lesa Ng, Myra Ariyaratnam, Nadia Maloney, Nasim Rebecca Asl

An evening of readings and discussion to celebrate Responders of Colour

"Just our wayward selves pretending to belong" - From ‘First Response to the Archives’ by Nadia Maloney

Responders of Colour was founded at Glasgow Women’s Library in January 2021 by Nadine Aisha Jassat, bringing together Women and Nonbinary People of Colour to share creative responses to depictions of Girls and Women of Colour in the Girls’ Annuals archive at Glasgow Women’s Library.

We met online, each month discussing not only the annuals and the stories they told – or didn’t tell – but also our lives, our thoughts, and the stories we wanted to tell, the things we had to say.

This volume presents just some of the writing created on this journey and offers space for readers to create their own responses, too. It is a sharing, and a testimony.

"There was and there was not a girl who spoke a language. She formed it in her mouth one day like a root, and was afraid of it, but she knew she could not live without it." - From ‘Free Write Fairytale’ by Nadine Aisha Jassat

All ticket holders will be gifted a copy of the book.

The Responders of Colour was funded and supported by the EDI in Scottish Heritage fund, Glasgow Women’s Library, the University of Strathclyde and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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