We Are FreeBird

We are a new online intersectional feminist network. A catalyst for change in the arts and creative industries. A platform promoting inclusivity, diversity and equality by connecting like-minded professionals through articles, interviews, and brand features.

We are ambitious! We want to empower women and girls to become leaders in the professional sphere. We’re engaging with collaborators from all corners of the arts and creative industries. And we’re producing content which uplifts and promotes women intellectually and creatively– highlighting our ability to be leaders and game changers

Our founding team were brought together by a shared experience of misogyny in a creative business environment, and telling those stories gave us the confidence to reach out to others and widen that conversation. We want to highlight those already doing an amazing job in their fields, while giving emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs the encouragement and inspiration to forge their own paths. 

Whether you’re a platform member, a collaborator, or a new visitor– welcome! This is your home for discussing powerful topics, with a focus on on sustainability, self-determination and inclusivity. Join us in expanding the limits of your ambitions. Be a free bird. 

The Latest From FreeBird

To all the black women I never knew…

To all the black women I never knew…

I hear stories, I see images, I read statistics, I consume art, I learn. I learn names of women doing prodigious things that I have never known. Throughout my adulthood I have found myself frequently asking, “why did I never know this?”. Why was I deprived of this knowledge? How could I never know that the first female self-made millionaire was a black woman who earned her fortune developing black hair care until only a few years ago? I am aware we wouldn't spend each day thanking every person...

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Reality needs a better director

Reality needs a better director

Photo by Alex Avalos on Unsplash I watched Crave live streamed from the Chichester theatre a couple of days ago. I'm not sure how I felt about the play itself, but at the end I was overwhelmed with sadness and frustration. I'd watched the play, stared at the screen, listened through my earphones but I just couldn't remember what had happened, what had been said. My brain hadn't caught on to the fact that I was supposed to be paying attention. I’d missed the moment. This would never have...

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“I’ve made something that people care about.”

“I’ve made something that people care about.”

“Basically it’s like a pub crawl in bookshops,” Bex Hughes explains of the London Bookshop Crawl, an annual non-profit event in February which promotes and supports independent bookshops. If you’re anything like me (and I’m guessing you are),...

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“When you open up, others do also”

“When you open up, others do also”

Today is the start of biggest week of my events career to date. I’m about to embark on 7 days of intense event management for a festival based in Shoreditch; something my team and I have been working on for 6 months. Now feels like an opportunity...

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“My clicks were just echoing around the room”

“My clicks were just echoing around the room”

We chatted to Helen Murray about becoming a theatre photographer, the importance of community and building a clan, and on her recent photo series Our Empty Theatres-- which took her behind the doors of theatres around the country,...

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