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Out of The Shadows on A Safe Space response to VIRGIN TERRITORY

By Kendra Houseman

Out of the Shadows blog, 17 March 2019

Kendra Houseman, who runs Out of the Shadows, came to A Safe Space: A Response to VIRGIN TERRITORY at Turner Contemporary on 16 March 2019. She reflected on the day on her blog, including her impression of VDT Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent:

Plus, the lady who had made the film, Charlotte Vincent, I was sure she was going to be posh and upset when I started playing grime on my table to show an example of how sexualisation of women is becoming normalised and glamorised for our young people.

How wrong was I.

She made it clear that more work needs to be done with children and that we must remember that word when talking about sexualisation…. Children. I can’t remember all that she said but it was something about hope, something about us all being together for a reason, something about stopping the sexualisation of girls and women once and for all.