Healing.
Empowerment.
Resilience.

Milk Honey Bees is a creative and expressive safe space for Black girls to flourish and put H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) first. Milk Honey Bees is rooted in the creativity, celebration, and liberation of Black Girlhood by amplifying the voices of Black Girls in all facets of life, opening doors that can often be closed to Black Girls and ensuring that they are able to put both their Blackness and girlhood at the forefront.

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See Us, Hear Us

“See Us, Hear Us” encourages its audience to actively see and hear Black girls, and do more to disrupt the systems that contribute to their oppression. Embedding all of the topics explored within our research report and social action project, we had the pleasure of producing a short film, which sheds light on the multiple layers of Black British girlhood.

Created by Milk Honey Bees
Shannon Goode | Amae Scott | Faith Robison-Cox | Maakare Brown-Dyer | Elisha Amoako | Luam Dawit | Nia Royal | Naomi Lawal | Hillary Doku | Charnae Buchanan | Leyla Riley | Paris Shorter | Ivie Imafidon-Marcus | Rachel Oni | Mayah Saud | Serena Kodjoe | Madeleine Christian

Director: Kemi Anna Adeeko
Executive Producer: Sofia Akel
Producer: Ebinehita Iyere, Sophie Arinde
Director of Photography: Tobi Kenneth Fadoju
Production Assistant: Adesewa Awobadejo
BTS Photography: Lydia Wilks
Editor: Douglas Reddan
Narration & Words: Ebinehita Iyere, Sophie Arinde
Spoken Word & Performance: Ivie Imafidon-Marcus
Composer: Lola Adeeko
Grade: Absolute
Grade Producer: Susie Joseph
Colourist: Juliette Wileman

Sponsored by
Children in Need

Supported by
Juvenis Youth

Special thanks to
Milk Honey Bees @milkhoneybees
Absolute Post @absolute_post
Round Table Books @roundtablebooks
Rose & Thorn @roseandthornbrixton

See Us Hear Us report

See Us, Here Us: On girlhood and growing up Black in Lambeth is a pilot study examining the experiences of Black girls aged 12-18. The study conducted and written by Ebinehita Iyere and Sofia Akel, digs deep to uncover the experiences of young Black girls who are coming of age in the capital.

H.E.R. Space zine

By centering the voices of Black girls within this zine, our vision is for Black Girls’ unfiltered thoughts, feelings and creative self expression to be archived, seen, heard and credited. Black Girlhood is a work of art and site of liberation, and we must ensure we encourage Black girls to proudly take up space, whilst being their authentic selves.