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New Women Space

188 Woodpoint Road

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you don't get to see the world like them other boys,
and i don't get to feel secure in my skin like those other girls.
but i still wish to know love.

Santana Sankofa


Join us at Decolonize Your Body: An evening of art and performance exploring the reclamation of our bodies from colonial and eurocentric expectations. Decolonize Your Body aims to explore issues such as racialized violence, eurocentric beauty standards and reclamation of identity through artwork and performances by womxn and femmes of colour.

Date: December 14th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: New Women Space - 188 Woodpoint Rd, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets: pay what you can

Proceeds from ticket sales cover event production costs. There will be an artist box at the event where you can contribute funds to the artists and performers who will be sharing their beautiful work with us.


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Nia & Ness

Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met in 2013 and founded their company in 2016. They have performed at multiple venues in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have also been highlighted in local newspapers; recognized by the Brooklyn-based art group, THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE, as one of their top 5 artists of 2016; been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment and on Radio Free Brooklyn; performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017; are recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant; and the winners of the 2017 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist Contest.

Janna Lynne Umipig

Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, healer and activist who seeks to elevate narratives of re-membering self as a reflection of her own life's journey toward decolonizing, re-indigenizing and humanizing self.

JL has continually witnessed and produced work that speaks to upliftment of the human spirit. Her training is rooted in classical and physical theatre work as she received her formal training at New York University, The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at The University of California, Irvine and The Accademia Dell' Arte in Arrezzo, Italy. Much of her career has been heavily rooted in collaborative based, applied and experimental theatre that focuses on human rights advocacy, art therapy/ healing connected to the development of her work around "For the Movement Theatre" and "Theatre as Spiritual Practice." (@jahel_umi)

Santana Sankofa

Santana Sankofa is a 20 year old singer, songwriter, poet and activist living in New York City. She grew up writing music to perform for her family in the living room and has grown to become an artist of the Earth. She writes poetry and makes music that attempts describe the complex nature of human emotions in the midst of injustice with sounds that allow you to travel and explore the places of her past.

Insomnea

Insomnea is a singer/songwriter whose music is a variety of different styles: neo-soul,hip hop, jazz, etc. She is originally from D.C., but also spent four years in Philly to receive her Bachelor's in Vocal Performance. Two months after graduating in 2015, she moved to NYC to pursue music. There she joined a band called SYCE (as the lead vocalist). She makes music to spread a message! But more importantly to connect with as many people as she possibly can. (@insomnea)

Jasmin Kaur

Jasmin Kaur is a writer, illustrator and spoken word artist living on unceded Sto:lo territory. Her writing, which explores otherness, decolonization and the beauty of resistance, acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. As a creative writing facilitator and teacher, Jasmin has been facilitating artistic workshops for young people for the last few years. Currently working on her debut poetry collection, her poetry and articles have been published in NR Magazine, KaurLife Magazine and the UFV Cascade. (@jusmun)

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