(Resilient and Resisting in collaboration with Hackney Museum)

At this event, we invite you to come and listen to stories of survival and agency, focusing on the theme of violence against women and girls.

They contain explicit content and mention domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape and gendered violence. All stories are produced in collaboration and ongoing consultation with interviewees.

The readings focus on first hand accounts which show how, through individual or group resilience, people have found ways to speak up, name experiences, organise and survive. This event is Trans and Sex Worker inclusive.

The stories presented are from longer pieces collected as part of Resilient and Resisting, an oral history and collaborative storytelling project. The event is supported by Hackney Council’s 16 days of action against gender based violence, part of the UN’s campaign to help eliminate violence against women and girls. This years campaign has the theme #HearMeToo, linking to movements which feature the voices of the voices of survivors and activists.

This is a FREE event.

About Resilient & Resisting

Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation.

Resilient & Resisting is a collaboration between groups and individuals, with artist/activist Jet Moon, produced with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arcola Participation


About Hackney Museum

Hackney Museum is a community history museum that work collaboratively with residents and organisations to tell the diverse and rich histories of the people that have made Hackney their home.

The Museum’s collection of over 8500 objects, artworks, photographs, documents and oral histories represent a unique record of the area’s history and its residents, with a focus on migration, settlement and community organisation in the borough.

If you have an item that helps tell your story and are interested in donating it to our collections, please get in touch at hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk