Join gal-dem editors Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff as they talk about their book I Will Not Be Erased: Our stories about growing up as people of colour. Liv Little founded gal-dem, which operates as an online and print magazine as well as putting on talks, events and workshops, in 2015. It aims to empower and support the creative work of young women of colour through breaking down tired stereotypes and thrusting their work and thoughts into mainstream discussion in a whitewashed media environment. Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is also editor of the book Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, a leading new exploration of the Windrush generation.

Liv Little is a curator, audio producer, filmmaker and the editor-in-chief of gal-dem, a fledgling media empire ran exclusively by women of colour. She is now working as a digital exec at the BBC and contributing editor for ELLE UK. Born and raised in South East London, Little has written for the Guardian, Wonderland Magazine and gal-dem on a range of topics – from women seeking asylum in the UK, to interviews with women breaking down barriers in politics and the arts. She's worked for organisations such as Women for Refugee Women, and writes about intersectionality, asylum and women's rights. She also works in TV and has just finished developing her first scripted comedy pilot.

Little founded gal-dem, which operates as an online and print magazine as well as putting on talks, events and workshops, in 2015. It aims to empower and support the creative work of young women of colour through breaking down tired stereotypes and thrusting their work and thoughts into mainstream discussion in a whitewashed media environment.

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is Head of editorial at gal-dem, a writer and former editor at Dazed, a columnist at the i newspaper and a Guardian freelancer. Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff also writes regularly for a variety of publications, including VICE and the Financial Times with focuses on race, feminism, media, youth culture and social politics. Experienced panellist and speaker on radio and TV. Scott Trust Bursary alumnus, and winner of the 2017 Georgina Henry Award for Innovation in Journalism. 

Editor of the book Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, a leading new exploration of the Windrush generation featuring David Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Hannah Lowe, Jamz Supernova, Natasha Gordon and Rikki Beadle-Blair.

Anisa Morridadi (formerly Haghdadi) was born and educated in Birmingham and has been a social entrepreneur since the age of 15. Founder and CEO of the Beatfreeks Collective, a group of people and companies using creativity for good, Anisa has set up multiple companies and initiatives including Free Radical, Young Giant and Doink. Above all, she is passionate about youth, art for change, and redefining the culture of enterprise so that business and social are seen as inextricable.

Anisa has won multiple awards for social enterprise, youth development and cultural leadership. She is the youngest person to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University and was awarded a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship in 2015, recognising her as a future cultural leader in the UK. Anisa has hosted TEDxBrum, blogs for Huffington Post UK and is a guest lecturer for the Creative Enterprise module at Birmingham City University. 

Performer: Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Date: Saturday 1 February 2020

Time: 5pm – 6pm

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Georgian Gallery

Price (inc. booking fee): £9.75

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