-- India's Slam Poetry Phenoms Join Video-Based Women's Platform to Start Conversations Against Rape Culture
NEW YORK, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VProud, a recently launched video-based social network for women, today announced a partnership with the Indian female slam poetry duo, BomBaebs. The artists, Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi, are currently based in Mumbai.
Video - http://youtu.be/c8eCNVME-1s
BomBaebs slam poetry video "#RapAgainstRape," a powerful and unapologetic denouncement of rape culture in India, recently became a viral hit and has been viewed over 1 million times. They followed it up with a single called "Echoes of Pain," featuring Sri Lankan American rapper, DeLon, released on April 15th.
Like VProud, BomBaebs are passionate about empowering women to use their voices as loudly as they can to combat gender-based violence and discrimination. Their use of video to bolster the conversation around sexual violence aligns with VProud's mission to provide women a safe space to discuss sensitive topics, free of hate speech and harassment. Using both original and co-produced video conversation starters, BomBaebs will spark global dialogue to bring awareness to issues that women in developing countries are facing like lack of girls education, domestic violence, and gender equality.
"BomBaebs embodies everything we value at VProud – creativity, bravery, honesty, and expressing their messages through video," said VProud founder, Karen Cahn. "We are committed to supporting the global female creative economy in video, especially feminists with inspiring, powerful messages to share."
"Aligning with the trailblazing women of VProud is a true delight and honour," said Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi of BomBaebs. "Magnificence is created and permeates through society when strong women unite and champion each others' endeavors. BomBaebs are grateful to VProud for their unwavering support and for giving them the exciting opportunity of engaging with female thought-leaders globally, on a safe and secure platform, free from trolls."