Swanzy works as an independent publisher, motivational speaker and creative collaborator. Through various DIY projects she investigates and explores relational aesthetics, intersectional feminism and storytelling of marginalized voices. As a strong believer of self-expression via creative arts, Swanzy is able to channel that through ROADFEMME- a newspaper zine in which she collates raw and honest creative pieces from womxn all over the world. She also feeds that ethos into LONDON POSITIVE - her Youth organisation and mentoring schemes. All her curatorial and creative endeavors are often in raw-spaces and highlight the connection between power structures, sexuality, identity and community. She lives in London with a large collection of wigs and hair dye. CLIENTS : AFROPUNK Paris & London Brady Arts Centre BBC Africa Black Girl Fest DIY Cultures Feminist Library Gal-Dem Glasgow Zine Fest Marshall’s Headphones Melissa NTS Radio Observer Magazine Off Print OOMK Reprezent Radio Ruby Pseudo Southbank Centre Tower Hamlets Council Women on Docs
- SAVE The Feminist LibraryThe feminist library has been integral to my process with ROADFEMME. With the largest collection of Women's Liberation Movement literature in th UK. They have been supporting research, activist and community projects since 1975. Solely ran by Volunteers, they provide an inspiring space for learning and a social space for hundreds, if not thousands of people. Read about the rally here. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/mgmzdn/women-are-taking-to-the-streets-to-save-londons-beloved-feminist
- gal-dem at V&A MUSEUMSwanzy took over the Raphael room in the Victoria and Albert Museum for the lovely gals at gal-dem. The night saw me chair three panels exploring what it is to be a woman of colour in the below industries/spaces: Creative Arts with Mei-Li (Jewellery Designer), Ayishat Akanbi (Stylist), Eloise King (Exec Producer i-D & Women on Docs), Simran Randhawa (Model and Spoken Word Poet). Music with Danai Mavunga (Afrobeats DJ at 1Xtra & Music Manager), Emerald Rose Lewis (Radio Host at Rinse FM & Model
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Founder & Creative DesignKhanga Kimono
Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaFreelance
I started this project while spending 3 months in Tanzania with my Grandma. I felt very inspired by Khanga fabric and wanted to celebrate part of my heritage. To make Khanga Kimono - part of production is made in Tanzania with local production houses in Magomeni, DAR the other half with me in-house LONDON.
Founder & Editor in ChiefROADFEMME
London, United KingdomFreelance
ROADFEMME is an intersectional feminist newspaper zine. Made up of creative content platforming womxn all over the world. Printed annually.
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- Zine Creation
- Media Production
- Pubic Speaking
- Fashion Design/patternmaking/construction
- Youth Culture