In 2012 and 2014 AnyBody UK/Endangered Bodies won generous funding from Rosa UK to run Shape Your Culture.
Shape Your Culture started as a community project working mainly with young women in schools and community groups, to help them find their voice through creative activism, and develop their own ways of responding to those aspects of our culture that they experienced as harmful and silencing.
This first cycle of the project culminated in the ‘Educating Bodies’ event at Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London (June 2013). You can see some of the work the wonderful women involved produced here.
The Next Phase
With further funding the project expanded its reach in terms of both age and geography. In 2014 we worked with universities, WIs, schools and community groups across the UK.
Whilst resources are now running low, we have spent much time and love developing a website of resources to galvanise creative activism with those whom we can not meet face to face. The website is shared widely, and you can find it here.