From proposals to sterilize women on the election campaign stage to public shaming of young black women on the frontlines of white-owned businesses, sexuality and the right to bear children are under attack. The rules seem to be different for women -- black women, poor women, unmarried women. We need time and space to talk about the "issues" raised, largely by men, where our bodies are concerned. Join us for a conversation about sex. Who gets to have it? With whom? For what purpose? What policies, systems, and services exist to support our choices? What do we need to create for ourselves?
Women's Wednesdays was founded by Equality Bahamas as a response to community members' requests for a space to access resources, experts, and practitioners, share knowledge, and engage in conversation with one another. Officially started in May 2017, Women's Wednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives.
#WW242 intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. With the support of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, we create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.
Inspired by Equality Bahamas' Women's Wednesdays, there is now a similar initiative in Guyana, and other countries in the Caribbean are expected to follow.
Never been to a Women's Wednesdays event? Watch the session on Health & Wellness here: https://vimeo.com/251740616