“Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of the black community in all types of fields across the diaspora. The accomplishments of black women and their voices have been overlooked around the globe, and therefore this year I want to open up a conversation on black women in Japan and how they are creating a new space of recognition for themselves and others. Touching on topics such as representation, identity and diversity of the black heritage in Asia, the exhibition will connect black women from all nationalities, and those who are sharing their stories, cultures, ethnicities, languages, backgrounds and experiences in Tokyo. This will further educate people on black cultural individuality and interpersonal experiences and present an opportunity to celebrate and immortalise their contribution, while making clear the necessity of black women’s voices to movements such as gender equality.”
Message from Serah
Serah Alabi is a native Nigerian-Germany raised writer and photographer based in Tokyo. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with a first class degree in Fashion Journalism in London. Alabi held her first solo exhibition in Tokyo, which was part of an embodied research, discussing gender issues in Japan. Currently she is working as a content manager for WomEmpowered International; an organisation that is committed to empowering women and promoting gender equality in Japan.