As you know, you are my inspiration. You are the reason why I’m doing what I’m doing. You changed my life! Organizing events and battles with and for you within the last 10 years has been great.
The We B*Girlz Battle is our baby and each year, we are more and more proud of you girls when we see how the scene is growing and improving.
Organizing qualifiers in different countries has been pretty difficult though. There are many organizers who would love to host a We B*Girlz Qualifier, but they don’t have the budget to fly the winners out. While at the start of a new year, we usually have around 20 countries that want to organize a battle, in the end, it’s hard to even have eight come through.
We have decided to pause We B*Girlz for one year. That will give us the time to regroup, rethink our goals, write proposals, look for funding, look for sponsorship, and try to find a way to support the organizers of qualifiers in a better way.
We also hope for YOUR support! We hope that in addition to practicing hard and raising and teaching the next generation of B-Girls, you will start to get more and more into fund raising and organizing. Finding sponsorship for B-Girl events is hard, but there IS actually funding for female events, somebody just needs to go and find it.
So if you decide to organize a We B*Girlz Qualifier in 2014, talk to us! Maybe we can figure out some ideas on how to help you with funding and organizing. Also talk to event organizers in your area. Maybe they would be happy to have a We B*Girlz Qualifier at their event and just need help with the organization and fund raising.
We want to thank the Battle of the Year Team in Germany and France for the opportunity to work with them in the past years and are looking forward to further collaborations. We also want to thank the many organizers of We B*Girlz Qualifiers all over the world. Thank you for supporting your B-Girls!
The Battle of the Year organization is of course still going to provide a platform for you girls. There will be an open 2-on-2 B-Girl Battle at the International Battle of the Year in Brunswick in October. I am looking forward to seeing you all there!
So girls, we are still here for you, you can talk to us, come up with ideas for 2014, complain, ask questions, and let us know in which direction you think We B*Girls should be going.
See you soon!