Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and GodXXX Noirphiles

Tuesday 4th August, 5pm, Recorded
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and GodXXX Noirphiles

Becoming a trans mum is something the world does not prepare you for. There is no guide book, no help to understand how to bring up a child while you lived as trans. Join Danielle and GodXXX Noirphiles as they talk about becoming mothers together, what that means, and how they are imagining new futures for their child.

Some people like to role play to imagine themselves in an experience that’s not theirs, we have to roleplay to invent a way of living that we have been told don’t exist.


Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in animation, sound, performance and Video Games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record of “History of Trans people both living and past” their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future.

Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to use to share our experiences.

Danielle’s work has been shown in Science Gallery, MU, Barbican, Tate ,Les Urbains as well as being part of the BBZ Alternative Graduate Show at the Copeland Gallery.

An online component of their work can often be found at daniellebrathwaiteshirley.com

GodXXX Noirphiles
GodXXX Noirphiles (Adrian Marie Blount)- Non Binary Femme Boi Founder/Lead Organizer/ Curator/DJ- is a recent transplant to Berlin from San Diego, CA. After attending San Francisco State to obtain her BA in theatre, she performed in New York, traveled across the country with a touring theatre troupe, then moved to Rhode Island to perform with various Brown University programs including the Center for Slavery and Justice, Brown/ Trinity and Trinity Repertory theatre. Since being in Berlin, Adrian has taught anti-racist and collective healing workshops with the f_antifa Kongress, co-created a theatre collective called Blackism, worked at Volksbühne, Gorki, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse and English Theatre Berlin (and others) and is the founder and lead organizer of the drag collective House of Living Colors for exclusively queer and trans BPOC.

The conversation will be available to view online from 5pm, please RSVP to LeicesterGallery@dmu.ac.uk for a link to be emailed to you on the day or it will be accessible through this website