FKA twigs and WePresent, WeTransfer’s editorial platform, have launched a new short film called We Are The Womxn. Directed by Ivar Wigan, the film documents FKA twigs as she traveled to perform at Afropunk Festival in Atlanta last year and joined healer and spiritual leader Queen Afua to host a moon dance in celebration of the sacred womxn. After the moon dance, twigs led the womxn to Blue Flame, the city’s first Black strip club, where womxn danced for each other and “summoned the divine feminine.”
“I’m actually pretty shy but I felt so encouraged to dance and enjoy my body by all the amazing womxn who came together,” twigs said. “I particularly bonded with one dancer at Blue Flame [named] Kharisma. She had such vibrant energy and at the beginning of the night she called the other girls on to the stage to be admired and supported in their expression. My experience at the Blue Flame solidified that, although historically womxn are often pitched against each other for their looks or their assets by the patriarchy, when left to our own devices we are incredibly nurturing and healing for each other.”
The lo-fi visuals capture glimpses of twigs’ own performance at Afropunk, as well as scenes from both the sacred moon dance and Blue Flame. Clocking in at just over three minutes, the film celebrates Atlanta’s dance community and the empowering craft of pole dancing that is rooted in spirituality and matriarchal energy. We Are The Womxn was filmed during twigs’ global tour and ends her year-long campaign for her album Magdalene.
Watch We Are The Womxn above.