An artistic collaboration by
Naïstini Valaydon & Coco Warner-Allen
Creaming Strawberries is an artistic duo that works on the exposure of trauma that comes from growing up in an oppressive white supremacist capitalist patriarchal society, a term coined by the trailblazing author and activist bell hooks. Besides reporting and exposing facts in a very direct manner, our aim is mostly to raise awareness about issues that affect an overwhelming majority of the female identifying population in the UK.
Along as raising awareness, our goal is to empower women by making them feel that they don’t stand alone and have a right to raise their voices. We also make sure to provide opportunities to share and learn, how to deal with trauma, how to heal, what healing is, learn about their body and sexuality in a healthy sex positive way.
We want to make sure that our work remains inclusive of all kind of representation. We aim to prioritise visibility for women, minority groups, BIPOC and people belonging to marginalised genders.
Our main focus is to depict the reality of how we co-exist as human beings in this modern society. A society where the objectification of our bodies, mental and physical assault, toxic masculinity and violence are omnipresent in our lives.
Talking about these issues is a definite start, but we hope to achieve more by deconstructing these socially made up ideas and offer a safe space for healing and empowerment.
We start our process by raising awareness through art. We also offer artist led workshops and also act as a bridge towards professional mental health care for those who need it.