WeTransfer and FKA twigs teamed up for another creative collab, this time via short film “We Are the Womxn”. Directed by Ivar Wigan and comprised of footage filmed during Afropunk Atlanta 2019, the film features twigs and spiritual leader Queen Afua hosting a moon dance in celebration of womxn. After the moon dance, the womxn head to Blue Flame, Atlanta’s first Black strip club, to create a space in which womxn dance for each other.
“I decided to hold the second part of the all-female and femme sacred moon dance at Blue Flame, firstly to honor the heritage of pole dancing, but also to create a matriarchal dominance in a space that’s usually filled with, and run by, male energy,” twigs tells WeTransfer.
She continues, “…as a womxn of color, the lineage of pain within my bloodline can be deafening, like tinnitus that only I can hear, so to be able to acknowledge my search for healing and peaceful silence amongst womxn who may feel the same was incredibly comforting.”
There is empowerment in movement and ritual, and this film underscores that. It also highlights the unshakable power of womxn of color.
Featured photo by Ivar Wigan