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Clit Rock 5

Tonight is a special night. I’ve just got back from Underbelly in Hoxton, having had the pleasure of shoulder popping and shaking a leg with none other than Leyla Hussein, Nimko Ali, and Sainab Abdi – the founders of Daughters of Eve, a charity dedicated to ending FGM in this generation. They follow the spirit of Efua Dorkenoo and her ‘The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM” campaign.

Organised by post punk-rock musician Dana Jade, this festival against FGM happens several times a year in suitably gritty locations across London. Tonight, we set Underbelly in Hoxton alight. And I got to meet Solange. No. Not that Solange. But this lady was also suitably quirky – Madam Sol is her name. Dana Jade herself also performed and what a sultry performance it was. As Dana says, it’s important to put the FUN back into fundraising.

Dana Jade wrote a piece for No Fly on the WALL about Clit Rock and why she decided it was necessary to found the event.

“I didn’t know exactly where Clit Rock would lead me, I just knew I wanted to help raise awareness and funds for anyone already fighting on the front lines of this cause. I found Daughters Of Eve online and I have learned a lot from its inspiring founders Nimko Ali and Leyla Hussein from the start and I am honoured to call them friends. I never attempt to speak for survivors of FGM; I aim only to support in any way I can.
“In addition to raising awareness for the ongoing campaign to end FGM Clit Rock is a celebration of women who rock! We host bands, artists, DJs with fire in their belly. We dance until they turn the lights on and kick us out (if you came to the last one you can attest to that). It is about being made aware of the work that needs to be done and revelling in how far we’ve come.” – Dana Jade, for No Fly on the WALL

 

Read more HERE.

 

Educate yourself on FGM and join us in the fight to end it. See you at Clit Rock 6!

 

ClitRock 5

 

 

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