Welcome to Out of the Shadows celebration of the Filia 2018
conference. The aim of this page is to provide some information for anyone wanting to know about Filia . On this page you will find
info and contact details for many of the people involved with Filia.
There is not enought space to mention everyone, but you can check everything out at : https://filia.org.uk/
Nawal Slemiah, The Women of Hebron
Filia was mentioned in a few different media stories. Can you believe
that the national press have not picked up Filia! There were some
amazing stories told at the conference and each one deserved hours of
The above picture is that of Nawal Slemiah, from Palestine. https://twitter.com/womeninhebron. I so wanted to go and speak to her after she had spoken but I honestly did not feel worthy of speak to such a epic women.
The Morning star covered Nawals delivery and they mentioned me in the same article!!
You can read the article here https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/prostitution-grooming-palestine-question-women-confront-power-patriarchy
If you would like to read about the amazing work Nawal is doing for The Women of Hebron You can do so here http://www.womeninhebron.com/
Hibo Wardere, FGM awarness.
Hibo is a true Lioness when advocting for femals . She has done so much for raising the awraness of FGM. You can listen to Hibo's story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=957vtfQvuQg
This is Fiona, Me, and some of the girls from the Build a Girl project. They wanted to meet me after I said “The Mandem” during my presentation. Fiona is a sex trade survivor and was entrenched in the violent world of prostitution. Fiona and is constantly fighting to raise awareness around this as well as working front line on her Build a girl project. Fiona and I have BIG plans…so watch this space.
You can read more about Fiona here: https://news.sky.com/story/abused-and-pimped-out-as-a-teen-so-why-i-am-the-one-with-a-criminal-record-11210483
Her talk on the impact of the black British women
she studied and worked with who had experienced violence and abuse was amazing.
Ava was able to make her studies relatable to many sitting in the hall and I
could have listened for hours.
What can I tell you about this woman other than she
is a legend! She only got to speak briefly about her research findings around
Victim blaming, but it was enough to make the whole audience sit up and take
note. Listening to Jessica speak about that within her finding’s women put the
blame of rape with other women… people were shocked, angry and glued to Jessica’s
findings. You can follow Jessica on twitter here: https://twitter.com/Jessicae13Eaton
Jessica is the founder of Victim focus and you can join the cause
Kate made me feel at home from the start to the finish of Filia. Kate was the opening speaker and she was so Raw, truthful, and full of passion that I knew at 10:30 in the morning that this was the place for me. I finished the evening watching Kate doing some stand-up comedy and it was epic! My blog that mentions Kate “My first feminist conference” (read here: https://outoftheshadows.blog/2018/10/22/my-first-feminist-conference/ ) Received more hits than any one of my blogs EVER!!
follow Kate on twitter here: https://twitter.com/Cruella1
to Kates up coming shows all over the UK here: https://www.katesmurthwaite.co.uk/
On top of all the food, amazing speakers, artwork, entertainment, information given and homemade Jamaican patties …FiliA also managed to squeeze out a magazine featuring all the speakers and more!! You can read this online at https://filia.org.uk/news/2018/10/22/filia2018-magazine
There are so many more people I need to mention, and I will. Watch this space.
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