Since June 2019, heartxwork has featured the stories and work of BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) creatives, highlighting the diversity of their experiences through visual and written narration. Why? To escape “the danger of a single story.”* With their contributors, heartxwork conceptualises and produces written, photographic and filmic content, centering the lived experience of growing up as a non-white person in a white society. The featured stories go beyond the typical narratives of facing racism or searching for identity in mainstream German culture. They discuss topics as broad as Sofia Coppola, capitalism, the grief of losing someone you love, Christopher Street Day, toxic masculinity, Europe, love as a political act, climate change, and the movie industry. The intention? To challenge the misrepresentation of marginalised groups in the German media landscape by offering authentic content which goes beyond stereotypes and cliches.
* Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The danger of a single story” TED Talk, July 2009