Myself and Sacha went to the first Punanimation meeting on Thursday evening, celebrating the launch of their directory. Punanimation is an inclusive online group for women, trans and non-binary people. It was such a great night! It was really inspiring to meet and listen to so many women working in the animation industry. There were talks from two lovely 2D animators from Sciberia, Angie and Phoebe talked with us about working in a studio that’s largely female and how they handle clients and the work they’ve been up to. There were also talks from Agathe Barbier (a fantastic film editor) and Katee Hui (a strategist, and the creator of Hackney Laces). Hearing from such a range of roles from within the film industry and how they coped with the gender divide in the day to day, was actually very uplifting, it was such a supportive encouraging space to be part of. Here’s me and Sacha being very eager in the front row of the talks.