Welcome to Digital THEM
Body Politic have created a unique digital educational resource to accompany the our latest hip hop dance theatre production, THEM. This interactive, multi-art form resource includes a wide range of media, targeted at 14yrs+ to allow deeper insight and discussion into themes of sexual violence, misogyny and consent.
Why this work?
It is a heavy reality to know that 1 in 4 women in the UK will experience sexual violence at some point in their lives.Roughly 85,0000 women a year*.
THEM is a vehicle to reflect the upheaval sexual violence has on women today, physically, mentally, and politically. This is an opportunity to use the universal language of Hip Hop to engage with audiences to discuss a poignant topic continually in the headlines.
*Stats from (Crime Survey from England and Wales)
“This is an opportunity to create space for discussion, learning and understanding from young audiences around issues of consent and sexual assault which has become commonplace within school settings.”
Please be aware that issues of abuse, and sexual assault are present in this content, which we know can be triggering. We ask you to please take care of yourself and think about your own safe space, and do take a pause if you need to. We also have some support resources from Oxfordshire Mind and Oxfordshire Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centre providing additional support if you need it here.