Alongside Sana Malik and Leyla Jeyte from This Is World Town, I will be taking part in a roundtable session, where I will be talking about my work on the production of presence.
‘This is Worldtown’ is a digital hub featuring the first person expression of women of color, globally, across storytelling mediums. The platform shares stories directly from those who are building, making art, sharing their pain and their truth. ‘This is Worldtown’ launched a successful series of panel events with prominent women of color media makers shaping new media realities in Toronto and beyond.
How have Women of Color reclaimed storytelling formats to evoke questions of identity and belonging? This session will explore “the production of presence” which is defined as “the creation, management and distribution of content and stories that centre the marginalized individual and reflect the being-in-the-world of marginalized groups in deliberately authentic and representative ways.” These accounts provide alternate retellings and imaginings of everyday lived experiences, counter dominant narratives and allow WOC to portray their realities in new ways.
Registration and conference information here.