WHO ARE WE?
WOKE became a watch word in parts of the black community for those who were self-aware, questioning the dominant paradigm and striving for something better. But stay woke and woke became part of a wider discussion in 2014, immediately following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The word woke became entwined with the Black Lives Matter movement; instead of just being a word that signaled awareness of injustice or racial tension, it became a word of action. Activists were woke and called on others to stay woke.
Being WOMEN is the reason why we are critised, judged, mutilated and abused. More often than you think, if you are a woman you have no rights or you cannot express your opinion.
More often than you think, if you are a woman, you have no choice and violence becomes your everyday life.
More often that you think, if you are a woman, society forces you into stereotypes that are unreal and unhealthy... and you end up hating yourself.
More often than you think, women lives in a skin that they hate, and that's not right.
Woke Women is a movement about women by women.
It aims to embrace every aspect of womanhood and to support women.
To build something, a strong foundation is needed. By sharing stories of strength and identities, promoting education and educating, discussing body confidence and sex positivity and fighting against domestic violence and abuse, we will build the foundation of a strong sisterhood which will lead to an even stronger generation of women.
Woke Women is a community, is a platform for creatives, is events, is art, is activism, is women empowerment, is our mission.