Ashleigh Williams (BABEWORLD)
Ashleigh Williams (she/her), more commonly known as Babeworld, seeks to create a more representative art world through the creation of art, fundraising, creating grants, and facilitating events for those who are marginalised in the arts. With an emphasis on collaboration and co-creation, Babeworld’s practice focuses on themes of political and societal identity, specifically disability/access, neurodivergence, sex work and race. Their interactions with the communities they create and infiltrate consists of oversharing (otherwise known as attention-seeking) on the internet and through their events. And you best believe they’d overshare at a round table, and probably also cry. Babeworld is committed to bringing their ideas and networks to institutions and organisations in the art and sports world, whether those worlds want to hear it or not.
Babeworld runs the lecture series ‘Don’t Worry I’m Sick and Poor’ which has recently been delivered with ICA London, and they have been commissioned by organisations including East Street Arts, PAF London, Montez Press, Huffpost, gal-dem, Shape Arts, Unlimited, Deptford X, Leeds 2023, White Cube, Imitating The Dog and Institute of Contemporary Arts. They are currently developing an alternative schooling programme with East Street Arts for 2022.
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The Truth and Lies book project emerges as part of a rising tide of sex worker art and organised struggle to end criminalisation and stigmatisation of sex work.