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International Women's Day - 10 Female Creatives You Should Know About

Happy International Women's Day !!! Here are 10 Female Creatives we are championing here at Bonded.

Photo: Girls Dont Sync via Footpatrol Blog

Tiffany Calver is redefining the role of the rap DJ. As well as helming the influential Rap Show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, she hosts club nights, runs her own label, and DJs for superstars. Calver has now partnered with Polydor Records to launch her own record label, No Requests. The label has been set up with the intention of championing UK rap talent, as a continuation of Calver's work as a DJ and radio host.

Photo @vickygrout

Alice Smith is a skater living in Birmingham sponsored by Nike SB and founder of Brum Girl Skate. After picking up a skateboard around the age of fourteen years old, a time when there were barely any other girl skaters in the UK, especially in the area of the West Midlands, Alice began to engourage growth and the presence of other females within the skating community in order to allow skateboarding to function effectively as an enjoyable demonstration of community.

Photo : Dr3x Photography

Daniela K Monterio is a portuguese and russian photographer based in london. Daniela’s portfolio includes the earliest portraits and live photography of some of the most influential music artists on the planet, having expanded into editorials and fashion campaigns all over the world with a long list of brands and identities. daniela’s work is always aimed at representing collaboration with friends and the outdoors.

Photo @henriquejparis_estudos

Budding beatmaker who crafted " Crown " for Jay Z’s 12th album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The Canadian - Nigerian producer, Ebony “Wondagurl” Oshunrinde, is already making a name for herself. she has since produced more than 100 tracks for Travis Scott, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Rihanna, and other top acts. Her credits include multi-platinum hits including Scott’s “Antidote” and Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” AFter signing a publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing, Oshunrinde also heads a joint venture for her imprint company, Wonderchild, it is evident Wondagurl is an outlier in the music industry in every way.

Photo @crrdo

Girls Don't Sync is a female only DJ collective made up of Matty Chiabi, G33, Sophia Violet and Hannah Lynch. As well as hosting their own events and parties during the past 12 months, Girls Don't Sync have pledged to create an 'Army' of female DJ's through their tutoring and mentoring DJ scheme. With an exciting 2022 ahead Girls Dont Sync are set to play Glastonbury, Lost and Found, Parklife and more.

Photo @_workbyphoeb

Liv Lee is an Australian-based artist, illustrator and maker of goods, living and working on Biripi Country. Her signature style features wonky interpretations of plants, flowers and fruit, that inspire happiness and evoke nostalgia. Working mostly with gouache, Liv draws inspiration from her local surroundings and the interesting forms, textures and shapes of Australian native flora.

Photo @liv.leeee

Carpark is the band you didn’t know you needed. Born out of lockdown, Scottie, Loda and Hattie have spent the past year writing about everything that hurts and frustrates them, from love and climate grief, to missing the taste of warm beers on tour. Nineties nostalgia runs through their veins and sound, with undertones of grunge and snippets of mellow pop.

Photo @jesssierosee

As the host and founder of the fastest growing events platform in the Midlands called ‘Teefordaplug’’, Thulani aim is to provide homegrown artists the chance to become prominent in the music and live events scene, after feeling like opportunities are limited. Engaging with emerging talent in the music industry Thulani also is an artist in her own right as a contemporary / experimental R&B artist who delivers a soft wave of sounds while consistently switching up the tempo.

Photo @photosbybenjii

Born out of imbalance and underrepresentation, Selextorhood started life in 2019 as monthly DJ workshops and has grown into a Birmingham based community that supports women and gender minority* DJs and producers. Morphing and adapting to challenges the past three years have presented, Selextorhood runs both online and offline, holding regular social and educational events in Birmingham that center women and gender minorities.

*trans women, AFAB, non binary, gender fluid and gender non-conforming people.

Photo @selextorhood

Still Bloomin is a Midlands based homemade resin jewellery and homeware business championing the phrase “ BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED "

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