Off the Shelf Festival workshops for young women

During the Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2018, writers Stacey Sampson and Warda Yassin led Hive community workshops with young women aged, 14 to 24, around empowerment and voice.

The workshops, commissions by the festival, mark 100 years since the first wave of women being given the right to vote in Britain. The idea was to work with and encourage young women who might not normally come to a creative writing workshop to explore ideas of empowerment, belonging, female identity and leadership, through spoken and written word, and to encourage them to access writing opportunities in the future.

Emerging poet, Warda Yassin worked with young Somali women, and act and novelist, Stacey Sampson worked with young people through Sheffield YWCA.

Enjoy some of the work produced.

Thanks to Off the Shelf Festival of Words, Warda Yassin & Stacey Sampson.

Supported by the University of Sheffield Alumni Fund via Off the Shelf Festival of Words