Newcomers into the Bristol-based Grime scene is all-female collective Girls in Grime. After only being established in March 2019, I strived to contribute to the ever-growing and thriving industry by showcasing the best emerging local Female talent. This is something that I felt was important in a majorly male-dominated scene as although it’s renowned for being pretty welcoming, my main concern was the safety and inclusivity of females attending shows when they might not have been before or if the idea of going put them on edge or made them feel comfortable.
The idea came about from a friend and I after probably not my favourite experience ever at a Grime show, no name drops though. It made the (few) girls present feel super uncomfortable and unwelcomed, so from there I wanted to put on my own events in Bristol to show that it is a very inclusive genre as most of us know, where everyone, girls, in particular, are welcomed and encouraged to be themselves and have a sick time together and listen to some cool music.
We’re only a few local events in but have some big exciting things in the works so make sure you keep an eye out because you’ll be seeing a lot more from us soon.