Dennis Queen & Pony Star. Photo: Damien Frost
AN ORAL HISTORY & COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING PROJECT
Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation. Those of us who are disabled, queer, kinky, sex workers, survivors. Much political action (of all kinds) comes from the power of survival.
Resilient and resisting stems from my personal experience of these brutal years of austerity. Feeling incredibly isolated, I sought to place those experiences in their political context. I became aware that I was not alone, many others were experiencing stigma and resisting their conditions. Complex stories of overlapping struggles that often go untold, or when others write about us, are sensationalised and sanitised.
The objective is to build a constellation of material which shows commonalities and gaps, a resource where strength and visibility can lessen isolation. Where there is a possibility to gain a better understanding of both what connects and divides us. A space for stories, D.I.Y. history training, and access to museums and archives where historical accounts of similar struggles are kept.
~ Jet Moon
ABOUT RESILIENT & RESISTING
Who we are
What we do
Stories of Resistance
Keep checking in, as some future events are soon to be announced!
Resilient and Resisting’s Finale event, a day long take-over at Arcola theatre
24 Ashwin Street
Fighting for space, love and loss
Held during LGBT history month, the event included live readings, the D.I.Y Archive, and a free zine.
Part of 16 days against gendered violence, in collaboration with Hackney Museum.
A drop-in viewing of the Bishopsgate UK Leather Archive, held
in collaboration with our oral history and collaborative story telling project
Anti University DIY History Workshops
Held at the CLR James Library
Radio AVA Broadcast