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Pembe Tokluhan talks going from Incarceration to Ownership, BAME and Gay & Petok Productions

This episode features Pembe Tokluhan, who joins the show to share her inspirational story of overcoming difficulties and owning life decisions. An hour wasn’t enough, but we hope you enjoy this insightful conversation.

  • Highlights (Topics): – Being a product of the environment (01:53
  • Getting into gangs (07:31
  • Working with youth (15:33
  • Experience being in mix-gendered youth custody (19:45
  • Being BAME & Gay (28:11
  • LGBTQ conversations / dialogue in 2019 (39:12
  • Starting Petok Productions, a female-only production company (42:40)
  • The BlackPrint Podcast is a creation (produced and edited) from the mind of Thaddaeus Brown. Socials: @petok_pem @petok_productionss @theblackprintpodcast @thaddaeusbrown

Pembe Tokluhan is a 24 year old multidisciplinary backstage creative, specialising in live audio, stage, production and tour management. With a background in youth work and public speaking.

Tell me about your background? 

I worked part time for Hackney Council for two years as an Assistant Youth Worker in the youth clubs, producing and delivering sessions. As a youth worker, in the last 7 years I have worked with LEAP, Barnados, YUAF, The Crib, Immediate Theatre, Hoxton Hall, Hackney Pride 365 to name a few. To produce and deliver sessions alongside mentoring yp’s.

As a public speaker I have worked with the MET (Metropolitan Police), TVP (Thames Valley Police), Barnardos, Walthamstow College, LEAP and a few more organisations. Focusing on areas around exploitation,

Gangs, Imprisonment, ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) – on a more positive side I talk about my journey in life and what I am doing with my life now!

Tell me about your company?

I am the founder of Petok Productions, a women, trans and non-binary led production company recognising women, trans and non-binary people working behind the scene, screens and lens. –

Also the co-founder of Generation Uncovered alongside Franklyn Sweeney. GU is an informal association of young composers, vocalists, musicians, performers, producers, promoters, technicians and digital media makers, immersed in creative practice and pursuing careers in the creative and cultural industries. Generation Uncovered encourages collaboration and partnership, providing space for creation, rehearsal, events, production and professional development. Previously known as FiveOBand.

In the last 8 years I have produced numerous productions.

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