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GRRL GANG BERLIN / Jen Black

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GRRL GANG BERLIN / Jen Black

My story has launched today at: www.grrlgangberlin.com. I talk about Berlin, my career, my Brand - but more importantly about misogyny, relationships, and Minimalism. Among other things! I highly encourage you to follow @grrlgangberlin as so many great stories are on the way. Many thanks to @amy_l_phillips for starting this project and asking me to take part - it has been an honour.  I hope we womxn in Berlin can form a stronger support system for each other. This is a great start. Photos by @veralandmann.

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COMPLACENCY IS COMPLICITY.

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COMPLACENCY IS COMPLICITY.

. . . My latest personal slogan is COMPLACENCY MAKES YOU COMPLICIT. It hurts so much to realise that those close to us are capable of doing us, and others harm. So much that we choose not to see it. But we have to realise: that enables them to do it even more. If someone close to you has raped, or emotionally / physically harmed a woman, and you do nothing to confront it: you are complicit. We can’t tolerate bullshit excuses of “well there are two sides to the story” or “she’s just being dramatic and exaggerating”, “She’s just...

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“PARTS” 2020.

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“PARTS” 2020.

“PARTS” 2020. Which Part of Myself should I use for you? “My songs seem to be resistant to fixed, inflexible points of view. They have, as you say, a concern for common, non-hierarchical suffering.” - Nick Cave (The Red Hand Files)    

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Nobody's Dreamgirl

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Nobody's Dreamgirl

I had an experience recently with a predatorial type that expressed I wasn’t his “Dreamgirl”. He was still interested in talking filth and was trying to amicably manage my expectations (oh the irony!). When I politely requested to be seen as a whole person and not just a reduction, he dismissed me swiftly - and entirely. BYE, I never want to be anyone’s dreamgirl. Who wants to be abbreviated to a figment of someone else’s imagination? “We live as we dream…alone”. This print, "Dreamgirl" is now available in three sizes - here.     

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