13 October 2018, 11AM - 12.30PM
New Art Exchange
Activist Ola Awosika is renowned for online beauty reviews that create caring spaces to talk about serious social issues in a challenging world; from hand creams and homophobia to serums and smashing the patriarchy.
Join us for a workshop using humour and quality skin products to explore how activists can take care of their physical and mental wellbeing offline.
Complimentary products by Sunu Kër available. Sunu Kër is Wolof for Our Home. All of their products are homemade, hand-blended, and inspired by the natural beauty practices and raw ingredients of Africa; the earliest home to all of us.
Refreshments provided. Spaces are very limited so pelase book in advance.
Ola Awosika identifies as an intersectional and veritable crossroads of identities who is knowledgeable about a large constellation of world issues, including global feminism, war, racism, Black liberation, LGBTQ+ issues, global hunger, and the rights of the Indigenous. A social media agitator and self-proclaimed big mouth, Ola is not afraid to use his various social platforms to speak out about racism, transphobia and homophobia. Ola discusses the intersections of living as a gay black man under the alias 'Your Token Black Friend', commenting on racism and exclusionary practices in the gay community, whilst also using using humour and skincare to challenge social issues through his self-produced Youtube series. A regular contributor to Noctis Magazine Ola has interviewed musicians such as Mnek and Mahalia.
Sunu Kër is Wolof for Our Home. All of their products are homemade, hand-blended, and inspired by the natural beauty practices and raw ingredients of Africa; the earliest home to all of us.
This event is part of Young, Black & Present 2018
Young, Black & Present is NAE's annual programme of events shaped by our young people's collective, All Black Connect. The group meet regularly to design projects that explore issues impacting young black people in the UK today. For more info: Saziso@nae.org.uk
Ola Awosika by Eivind Hansen.