Established in 2011 by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Miss Represented is a collective of artists, support workers and young women based in Brighton, making powerful creative work for personal development and social change.
Established in 2011 by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival with support from The National Lottery, Miss Represented is a collective of artists, support workers and young women based in Brighton, making powerful creative work for personal development and social change.
This collaborative arts scheme involves young women facing life-challenging situations in Brighton, making powerful creative work for personal development and social change.
In 2017 Miss Represented created a multi-artform performance, Can You See Me Now? It revealed the personal experiences of unheard female voices finding their way through life, particularly systems and institutions; stone stepping through ‘controlled care’, confusing expectations, raging histories, lie, , love and recovery.
The young women involved in Miss Represented have experienced a range of issues including homelessness, the care system, cycles of poverty and challenges in the home. Miss Represented helps young women develop their self-worth, build resilience and discover purpose and passions.
Miss Represented is a lifeline to many of its members and a transformative experience. We create a safe space, using the arts to explore life experiences, to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It’s a powerful process for personal development and group bonding. We make shows and exhibitions that reach out to the community, asking questions, embracing common ground and sparking vital conversation. It’s given positive skills to so many that now older members of the group want to pass on what they’ve learned, and run ‘Satellite Sessions’ with younger girls in schools and Pupil Referral Units across Brighton. To have the opportunity to amplify the incredible insight these young women have to offer is just fantastic. It is essential that we, as a society, listen to the voices of these young people and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face asking ourselves questions about what kind of society we want to live in.'
Rebecca Fidler (Creative Learning Manager)