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TALKING ACTIVISM, WOKENESS, AND QUEER STRUGGLES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Dr. Martens Presents, a platform built to support creatives, hosted two in-store panel talks in the newly opened Le Marais shop in Paris at the end of October. Curated by journalist Alice Pfeiffer, the two talks featured creatives and activists from the LGBTQIA+ community shining a light on problems of inclusivity and oppression. Check out the preview, and watch the full talks below.

Host : ALICE PFEIFFER: Franco-British fashion journalist for The Guardian, Vogue International and Les Inrocks.

TALK 1 : Activism and social media: woke-washing or the real thing?​

ELISE GOLDFARB AND JULIA LAYANI: Founders of feminist media FRAICHES and Elise&Julia, an agency putting diversity and inclusivity in the spotlight for big brands.

HABIBITCH: Non-binary dancer and queer activist blending disciplines and identities to express herself through intersectional performances.

TALK 2 : Queer struggles within the music industry

VINCENT FEDERICO COLOMBO: Scout, stylist, art and casting director, and co-founder of Creole hosting parties all over Paris.

LESLIE BARBARA BUTCH: Co-founder of Paris events promoter L’Appart Chez Moi, as well as DJ, plus size model, and fierce queer activist. VIKKEN: A music producer, DJ, and trans activist fighting for inclusivity through music

The Le Marais store is currently closed due to local COVID-19 restrictions. But we can’t wait to welcome you in to check out new arrivals, fresh collaborations, and classic Docs.


6 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris 4