A Place For Untold Stories Of Gender In Egypt
Creating a safe, uncensored space for women and men in Egypt to share their untold personal stories
BuSSy is a performing arts project/movement that documents and gives voice to censored untold stories about gender in different communities in Egypt.
BuSSy challenges Egypt’s social boundaries. Women step on stage to share stories about harassment, rape, gender discrimination, honor killing, forced marriage, Female genital mutilation, motherhood, domestic violence, child abuse, mass sexual assaults and many others, from different communities and cities in Egypt.
Since 2006 we have…
…Held 40 storytelling workshops…
…Performed in Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Assiut, Port Said…
…Held more than 20 performances for women by women in Egypt…
…Gathered stories from over 500 people…
…Reached Thousands of others online and through our performances…
“Bussy” — which means “look!” in Egyptian Arabic — provides not only a space, but also, opportunities for individuals to look within themselves.
Ever since it’s birth BuSSy has been facing a lot of difficulties finding spaces to hold the workshops and rehearsals.
We have held workshops and rehearsals in school court yards, garages, flats, public cafe, rented rooms, bookshops …
For BuSSy to continue to share with the world the remarkable histories of our storytellers, we need a safe and open space to hold our workshops, create other activities that would help sustain the project on the long run, and help it operate independently away from censorship and content-controlling funding — which is commonly practiced by hosting venues.
A Place for Stories…A Place for BuSSy
“A Place For Stories” campaign will be used to provide an office workshop and rehearsal space in Cairo for:
- Storytelling workshops
- Performance Rehearsals
- BuSSy’s Administrative and planning team
- Income generating activities such as film screening, storytelling, writing and theater workshops.
- Host individual storytelling sessions with men and women
- filming and editing different stories and testimonies
- Serve as offices for BuSSy’s growing team and a home for BuSSy’s growing family …
Your support will help BuSSy become sustainable. Your contributions will fund a work space and necessary equipment that will help us reduce long-term operating overheads and create revenue streams that will make BuSSy self-financing movement after 2 years.
Learn more and contribute: http://igg.me/at/bussy