To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ve put together a mini-festival of performances and events by women. We meet Antonia Odunlami who is a part of the #PledgeForParity panel.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
I am a writer, music editor and resident DJ at gal-dem.
Where did your interest in music come from?
Probably from my peers at an early age, we’d always be keen to be the first with the latest music and come into school to share with each other. I remember when my best friend and I would call each other up on the landline and have mini sound clashes for our own amusement.
This year International Women's Day challenges us to #BeBoldForChange. Who has inspired you to be bold for change?
Some of my contemporary peers such as Ray BLK and Dope Saint Jude are really killing it at the moment and being unapologetically themselves which is extremely important for representation. People need to see people that look like them.
I’m just blown away by how many positive, talented and beautiful women there are out there at the moment for the younger generation, who I would have loved to have seen on the rise while I was growing up.
Finally, do you have any advice for young girls looking to get into the creative industries?
You’ll have to work 10 x harder being a woman, and even more if you are from any other minority group. But don’t let it get you down, work smart. Connect with other women who have carved their paths before you. Be weary but be happy. And listen to the lyrics to this song by Ray BLK >>
The Sorority House are holding a panel discussion and networking event to celebrate International Women's Day.
Alongside the panel there will be a number of representatives from female-led creative and entrepreneurial companies and an opportunity to network and connect with people in creative industries.
Sat 11 Mar
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Celebrating International Women's Day
To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, and to celebrate some of the inspiring, creative women working across the arts, we’ve put together a mini-festival of performance and events by women.
Crossing music, theatre, spoken word, talks and comedy, we’ll be presenting some rising talents, free events in the foyer and workshops to take part in.