Powering the Matriarchy Together

Alternative event to mark International Women’s Day returns to Birmingham

P.M.T (Powering the Matriarchy Together) is a gathering of womxn covering themes of love, art, body and work. This is the second year for this Birmingham event and will be an opportunity to celebrate the rich mix of some of the many womxn* and non-binary people.

A small but mighty celebration of womxn and non-binary people in Birmingham, back for a second year, bringing playful and mind tingling sessions covering themes of love, art, body and work.  Expect to be inspired by performances from artists such as Nafeesa Hamid, Demi Nandra, Liz Ord and Nulipa Yasmin along with England boxer and local student Miriam Zouzou.

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Go along to connect with some of the city’s brightest minds, inspiring performers and crafty cats who’ll leave you with plenty of things to make, marvel at and explore. This year includes the addition of a P.M.T Zine Library, curated by  Illustrated Brum.

P.M.T will be powered this year by the recently established empowerment movement ROAR and hosted at the Impact Hub Birmingham.

*Womxn is spelling of women that is a more inclusive, progressive term that not only sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not the extension of men but their own free and separate entities. It is considered more intersectional than

Alison Baskerville, P.M.T Curator and CEO of ROAR said: “As a city we often ignore some of the rich and vibrant talent coming from our local womxn. We want to celebrate womxnhood and what that means to us. We are living in challenging times due to the #metoo and #timesup movements.”

She added: “I want everyone in this city to know how we can support each other, explore our differences and connect better to fight sexism, racism and other gender discrimination and I want it to be here on our doorstep, not just in cities such as London and Manchester.”

PMT (Powering the Matriarchy Together) takes place this Saturday 10th March at Impact Hub in Birmingham. For tickets and more information see Eventbrite here.

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