qaladriel (qaladriel) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

FKA Twigs shares short film 'We Are The Womxn'

The film follows Twigs during a trip to Atlanta, USA last year for her Magdalene tour. She traveled there to explore the art of personal healing amongst Black women, and participated in a sacred moon dance with 'known spiritual healer Queen Afua live at Afropunk'. She visited the Blue Flame Lounge, a local strip club which has a long history with Atlanta hip-hop.

Twigs 'decided to hold the second part of the all-female and femme sacred moon dance at Blue Flame, firstly to honor the heritage of pole dancing, but also to create a matriarchal dominance in a space that's usually filled with, and run by, male energy'. In an attempt to explore pole away from the male gaze.

Twigs says that for the past few years, she has been attempting to manage both her personal and ancestral traumas. She describes them as 'tinnitus', which is silent to the rest of the world but exists in her, and that Black community is the antidote to this.

sources: one, two, three, four, five.
Tags: black celebrities, british celebrities, celebrity social media, film, fka twigs, music / musician, music / musician (alternative and indie)
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