Crowdfunder For London's First Black Feminist Bookshop


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A digital consultant has launched a Crowdfunder to create London’s first black feminist bookshop. Since Dee Creative started the campaign on Saturday (5th January), the project has accrued around £2,000 worth of funding within three days, with the ultimate goal of £5,000 for an initial travelling pop-up.

The venture is a "lifelong goal” of digital expert Creative, who described herself as ...
an intersectional black feminist, multidisciplinary creative, and a passionate advocate for racial justice and gender equality.
Her mission to develop creative approaches to resistance that uplift black women.

She revealed on the Crowdfunder page ...
...a desire to create a safe and welcoming space where black women can explore and discuss literary works that centre and reflect the black female experience.
While my main audience will be black women, I believe that everybody would benefit from engaging with black feminist texts, because as well as offering a radical perspective on resistance, resilience and perseverance, they also offer an opportunity to become better informed about race, gender and inclusion.
The pop-up and the bookshop will stock a mixture of new and second-hand books. For the second-hand books, she has arranged a donation drop-off point in Central London at Housmans Radical Booksellers, Kings Cross. The bookshop will also feature an event space, she said, as well as having a selection of free books available "for those who just want to sit and read".

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