Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is a curator at Lafayette Anticipations and is currently doing a Ph.D. researching community-based performance in Paris. In her spare time, she facilitates theatre and writing workshops at Women Safe.
Women Safe is a non-profit organisation that gives women who have experienced any form of violence medical, legal, psychological, and emotional support.
When Madeleine started giving workshops to a group of women welcomed there, they barely knew each other. 2 years later, they had built a strong community; on top of having written, staged, and performed a piece of theatre together. Madeleine tells us how they got there, and why art and performance can be transformative for women survivors of gender-based violence.
To find out more about their vital work, which is more important now than ever, visit: www.women-safe.org.
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