How exciting is this? AP member Laina Dawes' book What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal is coming out in October. The foreword was written by none other than Skin from Skunk Anansie. The book tackles the good, the bad and the ugly sides of being a Black woman in the metal and punk scenes.
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The publishing industry has decided, on our behalf, that there is only one Black experience. We all come from one place and have one ambition. And unfortunately, we haven’t done much to prove we disagree. Growing up, I experienced this first hand. People wouldn’t accept the fact that I liked to read, worked in a library or listened to music other than hip-hop or R&B. White people were shocked and Black people were offended (or humored). Me? I was confused. Why shouldn’t I be…Continue
AFROPUNK started as a film that created a community. It resonated with people who felt isolated in their hometowns, schools and within their own families. Nine years later, AFROPUNK has become a vibrant community and lifestyle.
The spirit of AFROPUNK continues to flourish and grow and we're proud to support film student and afropunktress NEF PREZ as she debuts her long awaited, highly anticipated, and widely acclaimed film I AM OTHER. It’s an honest dedication to all…