Creatives Garage | The ‘I’m Tired’ Project – Co-founders, Paula Akpan & Harriet Evans
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The ‘I’m Tired’ Project – Co-founders, Paula Akpan & Harriet Evans

Paula Akpan is the co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project, an award-winning social media photography campaign and international workshop programme, and social media coordinator for gal-dem, an online and print magazine comprised entirely of women of colour.

She's also the co-founder of the recently launched Black Girl Festival, the UK's first arts and & cultural festival celebrating black women and girls. Paula is particularly passionate about issues affecting black queer women and non-binary people.

Harriet Evans is Co-Founder of the award-winning “I’m Tired” Project, a social-photography campaign which has diversified into an international workshop programme with a vast network of photographers, educators, and activists across the globe.


Since graduating from the University of Nottingham with a First Class Honours degree in Politics and International Relations in 2015, Harriet has worked in both Marketing & PR and, more recently, hospitality - while still focusing on expanding the project.

In 2016, Harriet was named as a ‘Point of Light’, alongside Paula, by former British Prime Minister David Cameron, for her work on The “I’m Tired” Project.

Harriet is particularly passionate about equality, especially intersectional feminism.

Join us for an event filled week from 13th – 17th November, with a photoshoot, 4 workshops and a Gallery Launch. Register for the event here   and send us an email at telling us what you’re tired of. What stereotypes, micro aggressions or other forms of social bias have you witnessed or become a victim of? We’re looking forward to hearing your stories!

    Written by Muiti Laria.
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