“They hate the colour of my skin and I don’t know why…..If only they could see. If only they knew. Perhaps they’d think twice about killing me.”
Young Queens are a group of young Welsh Somali writers and performers age 11 - 14. Fiercely proud of both their Welsh and Somali heritage they have created four compelling poems about what it means to be a young Welsh Somali today.
Created in response to the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, the group have taken inspiration from what has come before them to make powerful statements about who they are and where their roots lie.
Under the guidance of Liana Stewart, Hibo Ahmed Hussein and Izzy Rabey, the writers developed concepts to turn their poems into films. The resulting four short films have been produced in association with Hayaat Women Trust and Sherman Theatre supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.