Saltwater: Mothers, Working-Class Britain & The Body

I’ve finally finished my exams so it’s time for a review and a very important one at that. If you follow me on social media, you’ll be sick of hearing about this book already, but I’m going to get one (or a few) last words in about it for good measure. Saltwater is the debut from Jessica Andrews, a writer from the North-East of England. … Continue reading Saltwater: Mothers, Working-Class Britain & The Body

Women’s Social and Political Union

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

Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death

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