Seeing strong women, femmes, non-binary humans and feats of strength, encouragement, skill and laughter all in one room is always a joy to behold.
I am both incredibly lucky and grateful to know so many talented folk, but when it comes to circus acrobats, I am really pleased that I get invited to rooms like this to watch people train, capture portraits and devise and play.
For over 15 years Mimbre have been providing a youth programme for young people in Hackney to help them learn to learn from each other, calculate risks and lift each other up, quite literally.
The programme has been struggling to get funding and is now at risk of closure. If you would like to support the work they do, you can donate here:
This is Mimbre.