Redmond is a non-profit Amsterdam-based collective of intersectional feminists. We seek to create a space for the most marginalized people by building a community both online and offline in which we challenge, discuss and decolonize dominant racist, sexist, classist, ableist and transphobic ideas and stereotypes. Our mission is to offer an alternative, witty and critical response to mainstream media, pop culture and politics. We do this through making radio, blogging, community building events and workshops. Redmond is committed to engaging in intersectional feminism and building an inclusive movement.
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive
– Audre Lorde
Racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia and classism are all around us and affect our daily lives and opportunities. They influence the way we see ourselves and the way we’re seen. How do systems of oppression influence how various groups are represented in the news, on our favourite television series and how people talk about Beyoncé’s latest music video? How do policies that shape our schools, hospitals, and the labour market impact different groups in society? At Redmond we work to decolonize the media, pop culture and politics by talking back. Whether it’s when we’re watching our favourite television series, reading the newspaper or learning about new policy that affects us: we choose to be no longer silent.
We use everything from spoken word and poetry, fashion, music, writing, art and discussions to bring people together to share stories, connect and challenge injustices in representation and policies. We speak, write and organise mainly in English in order to connect to, be inspired by and join global networks.
Redmond is named after Sophie Redmond (1907-1955), the first black female doctor of Suriname, a former colony of the Netherlands in South America. Not only was she a doctor, she was also an educator, writer and actress who was socially and politically engaged.
The radioshow “Redmond” started out as an independent production under Roet In Het Eten, a Dutch media collective and is now produced independently by the Redmond collective, producing events and a blog, as well as the radioshow.