• Can You See Me? - Muslim Girls Fence Birmingham exhibition

  • Wed, 14-08-2019 at 11:00
  • Centrala
    Unit 4
    B5 5RT Birmingham
Can You See Me? - Muslim Girls Fence Birmingham exhibition - Centrala - Birmingham

A photo series by Muslim women and women of colour - Telling our stories on our own terms As part of our Muslim Girls Fence project in Birmingham, we have been holding a series of creative workshops with Muslim women and women of colour, exploring issues around identity, representation and misrepresentation of Muslim women in society.The result of these conversations is a photo series, created in collaboration with photographer Sarah Ali. It involves a series of 'self-portraits' curated by the participants of MGF Birmingham. Telling their own stories on their own terms, they challenge prevailing biases and reductive narratives, sharing their experiences of being a Muslim woman/woman of colour in the UK today.This is part of the nation-wide Muslim Girls Fence project, a collaboration between Maslaha and British Fencing aiming to challenge misperceptions of young Muslim women, in the light of the complex discrimination they face on the basis of both faith and gender, through sport and creativity.�We are hoping to see you at the launch night. Please RSVP through eventbrite.�Free cakes and desserts by @Aliyahsbakes refreshments will be offered on the night. �Launch Night:Thursday 15th August 5.30pm - 8pmCentrala Gallery, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT�Exhibition will also be open to the public from August 14th - 17th & 21st - 23rd from 11am - 6pm. �This exhibition and MGF Birmingham are a result of a collaboration between the Muslim Girls Fence project, Impact Hub Birmingham, Youths2Legends and the photographer Sarah Ali