Inclusion

Black Girl Festival asks all attendees to commit to creating safer spaces. Spaces that make the festival as accessible and comfortable as possible, and that foster compassionate innovation. Spaces where people different of experiences, backgrounds and bodies feel not only included but centred.

Our Code of Conduct covers a list of unacceptable behaviours that are not welcome at the festival. In addition to that, we’ve detailed our inclusive space policies below.

Community values

We encourage attendees to actively work together to create spaces of compassion, empathy, sharing and learning. It is important not to ridicule others’ technical choices, knowledge and technical ability, technical and non-technical background, education attainment level, employment status and economic background.

Accessibility

Seating will be reserved for people with disabilities (with and without mobility devices). These seats will be alongside non-reserved seating. Service animals are welcome.

Accessible and gender-neutral toilets (with the available facilities labelled) will be available at the festival.

Designated accessibility staff will be available during the festival. Should you need pre-planned support please contact blackgirlfestival@gmail.com

Affordability

Black Girl Festival strives to be an affordable festival but we know that affordability is relative. We offer concession tickets, pay it forward, and a limited number of free tickets through our community partners including local schools and youth groups. For information contact us at blackgirlfestival@gmail.com

Child-friendly

We aim to create a family-inclusive environment and all our venues are all-ages. Babies and young people are free to express themselves. Parents or guardians are not judged for their approaches to caring for their children or charges.

Buggies and carriers are provided space and access. Breastfeeding/nursing and pumping is welcome and encouraged. There are also private spaces available for this, should they be required and will be signposted.

Vendors and stalls

Black Girl Festival prioritises working with Black-owned businesses run by Black women.

Media and photography consent

Pictures and visual and audio recordings of attendees will only be taken with their explicit permission. We will respect individual speakers’ media consent.

If you have any questions, need further accommodations or help, please contact us at blackgirlfestival@gmail.com

Thank you

Our inclusion policy borrows heavily from the XOXO inclusion policy