Filmed in 2015, Challenging the White Gaze is video discussion between black women musicians, journalists, visual and performing artists involved in alternative music and culture. After the release of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, I wanted to create a visual component to encourage black viewers who are struggling with their experiences, that a community exists. More importantly, this event is the first of hopefully many events where black women can talk openly about their experiences – both the good and the painful – they’ve had within the metal, hardcore and punk scenes. Check out the video is below.
I’m putting on this conference at The New School on April 30th. If you are in the Big Apple, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information.