On Tuesday 28th July at 1pm Tatty Devine co-founder Rosie Wolfenden MBE will be moderating an online panel discussion in partnership with Fawcett Society to shine a light on the effect of COVID-19 on females working in the creative industries.
Fawcett Society together with over 65 women's and charitable organisations are calling on the UK government to #makewomenvisible during the coronavirus pandemic.
During our discussions we’ll be exploring how existing gender inequality means that the challenges caused by the outbreak are affecting women disproportionately to men. With the creative industries being one of the most hard hit during this time, we’ve found women to be struggling more than ever - join the conversation and learn how it might be affecting you too.
Let’s introduce to you the brilliant line up of panelists that will be sharing their views and experiences:
Shingi Rice - @bluespit
Shingi is a lifestyle, portrait and fashion photographer, having grown up in Spain and now living in London. Her work focuses on capturing soulful images - she’s a big believer in representation of black and brown people, queer and plus sized individuals.
Crystal Fischetti - @crystal_fischetti
Crystal is an artist based in London whose practice takes the form of sculpture, painting and site-specific installations. Her work is rooted in movement, rituals and dancing to evoke uplifting experiences. She is an Art Therapist and during COVID has taken her Abstract Medicine classes online.
Sophie Slater - @sophie_avalon
Founder of Birdsong
You’ll recognise Sophie from our Fawcett Society campaign, as we’ve worked with her a couple of times before because we love everything she stands for! Having founded the sustainable fashion brand and social enterprise Birdsong, she works very closely with skilled women makers in the UK that face barriers to employment, and pays them a fair wage. During coronavirus Sophie set up a Patreon for Birdsong, to ensure they could keep paying their makers.
Tara Stewart - @tarastewartdj
Tara Stewart is a really cool shit-hot international DJ. Her words, not ours, but we wholeheartedly agree. Have a listen to her Namaste at Home Mix on Soundcloud here. She lives in Ireland but grew up in Australia and has Irish/Indian/Malaysian heritage. With the music industry being one of the worst hit during the coronavirus we’re interested to hear about it from her perspective.
Harriet Vine MBE - @harrietvine
Harriet needs no introduction as our very own Creative Director! But did you know that during lockdown she’s been busy juggling designing all Tatty Devine upcoming collections whilst homeschooling her 12-year-old daughter.