Rumena Buzarovska is an author of three short story collections – Chkrtki (Scribbles, Ili-ili, 2007), Osmica (Wisdom Tooth, Blesok, 2010),...Read More
Ana Vasileva is a women’s rights activist and a member of the feminist collective, Fight Like a Woman, living and...Read More
#сегакажувам #iamsayingitnow | PeachPreach Slam
PeachPreach is a narrative initiative for female oral history, intended to match the traditional male-dominated written history and to normalize women’s experiences. At the same time, it strives to affirm the women who contribute to society, as well as to reveal new and fresh narrative voices. Following the concept of its authors, Rumena Buzharovska and Ana Vasileva, the initiative was created at the beginning of 2016 and realized by Tiiit! Inc. within the program of the FirstBorn Girl festival. Nine events have been held so far: four Gala nights for the occasion of the 8th of March, few storytelling nights in Bitola, Ohrid, Shtip, Kumanovo, as well as the first PeachPreach slam in 2018 in Skopje.
Following the refreshing, empowering and compassionate story wave about women’s experiences due to the #MeToo movement that swept the world and our regions, the topic for this year’s slam is “I am saying it now”. The format of this event is planned in a way that each participant is expected to retell a theme coordinated story within ten minutes, that will have in focus a female story of undergoing psychological or physical harassment that has not yet been said and/or that remains disregarded by society. The storytelling will take place in a relaxed atmosphere and will not be filmed.
The Slam is part of the project Peach Preach, supported by the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation - Sweden.