Tackling period poverty and inclusivity in music.
Fuse FM and Bloody Good Period have joined forces, making a stand regarding period poverty in the most accessible form ever, music.
Hitting the decks on February 7 at the Bread Shed, Manchester, Fuse FM and Bloody Good Period bring us A Strawberry Jam.
Returning with an all female line-up, the night aims to raise awareness around period poverty and the issues that 1 in 7 girls and women struggle with every month. Based in London, Bloody Good Period are a charity committed to collecting period supplies for refugees, asylum seekers and those who can’t afford them.
Featuring the talent of DaiSu, Kiana and Moll to name a few, the night will start off with vocals from local talent.
Doors open at 7pm and as Bloody Good Period relies on the generosity of the public, Fuse FM have asked everyone to donate unopened sanitary towels, tampons, pantyliners, shampoo and conditioner as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste for both adults and children, and unopened moisturisers.
If you prefer to donate money rather than sanitary products, entry is £4 which will go straight towards the work of Bloody Good Period.
The night will bring awareness to period poverty and will also provide a platform for female DJs in Manchester to express their expertise and talent.
Describing the collaboration as a ‘no brainer’, Fuse FM’s head of events, Martha Bolton, placed emphasis on the position of female artists in music: ‘Deciding to work with just female-identifying students has really highlighted the difficulties we still face in the world of work… It’ s more than an issue of opportunity though. There’s a problem that comes with under-representation, as the less [that] women see female DJs, the less inclined [they’ll be] to think they themselves could be DJs. A Strawberry Jam is an opportunity to give the new generation of people who experience… misogyny a platform to express their talent. What we’ve found since we began curating the lineup is that there’s an abundance of very technically advanced women who have never played a live set before. We have to ask ourselves what’s happening in the industry that’s denying women the opportunities given to their male peers. We have a responsibility to fix it.”