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Making A Scene Ep. 2: Women and Storytelling
20th February 2020 • Making a Scene • Esplanade Offstage
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Gender is a double-edged sword for female artists—while female-centric stories can illuminate marginalised perspectives, there runs a risk of being pigeonholed into fixed narratives and stereotypes. How does this affect female artists and storytellers, what more when race comes into the picture? Ahead of International Women’s Day, listen to four South Asian female artists discuss the nuances of addressing gender, class and ethnicity in their storytelling. Poet Pooja Nansi is joined by bestselling author Balli Kaur Jaswal (Sugarbread, Inheritance) and storytelling duo Bindhumalini and Pallavi MD, creators of the music and literary performance The Threshold.