Prior to the event I attended last week, orchestrated by Penguin Random House in the hope of expanding accessibility to publishing, I had never heard of Yrsa Daley-Ward or her writing. And boy, have I been missing out. At the event, we had the opportunity to take home a few books, and I coincidentally chose two of her works, not realising that they were both … Continue reading Yrsa Daley-Ward: Memoir & Poetry
Today I decided to write a post about two of the best graphic novels I have ever read, and they are both coincidentally about cool girls doing cool things in very different ways. I don’t read graphic novels very often and there isn’t really a reason for this other than the fact that I just prefer longer lasting novels. I do love colour and illustration … Continue reading Graphic Novels & Bad Babes
Recently I have been listening to a lot of podcasts, in between working lots and (attempting) to write lots too. I thought I’d document a few of my favourites that I thought some of you may also enjoy. Most of them are book related but there’s also some others in the mix which I love purely because they make me laugh (very hard) and because … Continue reading Podcasts I love listening to!
One of my biggest inspirations in life, as a woman and as a lover of all things democratic, comes in the form of the WSPU- Women’s Social and Political Union. In the late 1800s and early 1990s, the NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies) were actively making peaceful attempts to expand the rights of women in the UK, specifically by demanding that they have … Continue reading Women’s Social and Political Union
It seems to me that even in the more liberal-minded age we appear to be entering into, there is still a huge stigma attached to the idea of feminism. I think this is a result of two main reasons: Fear of the unknown/disillusions surrounding the idea itself Radical social changes Fear of the unknown definitely has a large impact on the onwards belief of feminism … Continue reading Fear of Feminism
This gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it. Here is a youtube video presenting the audio of a re-enactment of the famous speech, originally spoken 1913 in Connecticut by suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. It gives me all the inspiration and motivation I need to keep at my studies and keep planning the future. “You have two babies very hungry and wanting to be fed. One … Continue reading Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death
This idea I’ve got in my head of what feminism is doesn’t seemed to be reflected in the stereotypical online profile which openly identifies as feminist. To me, feminism is essentially bringing female rights to the same EQUAL standard as those which males have had since the dawn of time. No superiority. No battle of the sexes. Just simple, balanced equality. I just want to … Continue reading Divisive Feminism
For those of you who are unaware of this term, ‘slut shaming’ is the criticism of women for their presumed or known sexual activity and choices. For generations, the terms ‘slut’, ‘slag’ and words surrounding the same meaning have been used both abusively and casually. My belief is that we should scrap the words all together. If you strip back all the constructed ways of … Continue reading End Slut Shaming