THEY ARE THEM; THIS IS ME
Monday 9th March 2020, Soho House Greek Street
As part of the International Women’s Day monthly theme, at Soho House, we celebrated a diversity of gender identity expressions, beyond the binary system. Lida Hujić, the in-house resident ‘cool’ expert, welcomed a stellar panel, who not only advocate for the empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour and those with intersectional identities but whose voices also reach far beyond through their creative excellence. Ashton Attsz, visual and spoken word artist and bassist in Brown Belt Band is a star in making. They are sought after for collaborations (most recently designed all the Brit Awards 2020 after-show party identity) and with the prestigious Evening Standard Art Prize bagged in 2018, whilst still at College. Jenna Hartmann is the founder of Baal, the fashion label for transgender women, introducing a new, trans-positive measurement system. Whiskey Chow is a leading performance artist, curator and Chinese drag queen, whose performances graced prestige venues such as Tate Modern and the V and A while her activism work with the queer community in China led to staging pioneering cultural events, including ‘For Vaginas’ Sake’, the original Chinese version of The Vagina Monologues. Virginia (Gin) Wilson, is Project Director of Faggamuffin Bloc Party, Hackney Carnival’s first QTIPOC stage and Resis’dance, the female and non-binary collective, and one half of the über happening Nite Dykez night.