FKA Twigs surprised fans with a short film, “We are the womxn.” The film is a celebration of pole dancing and femme sex workers of color.
In the film, Twigs is joined by spiritual leader Queen Afua to lead a sacred moon dance. The film is personified by this quote from Queen Afua: “Whatever movement you make is perfect because it’s your language.”
On Instagram, Twigs explained that she began pole dancing while working as a hostess in a gentleman’s club. She continues:
“My lived experience as a very young woman in these environments has not only informed the strong and formidable woman that i am today, but also a lot of my work as a music and visual artist – sometimes even subconsciously.
Since sex workers are still not allowed to work, Twigs is handing over her Instagram to SWARM Collective, Lysistrata, and the East London Strippers Collective to supplement income for the UK sex workers. You can donate to FKA Twigs sex worker mutual aid fund below: