Phenomenal Woman
Tasmin Claire

Phenomenal Woman

  “Each time  a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”  Maya Angelou – poet, author and so much more– passed away yesterday. She was 86 years old. One summer, when I was eleven, I raided my mother’s bookshelf out of sheer boredom. Having … Continue reading

‘Girls Are Amazing’ – but only some of them, apparently
Eleanor Doward

‘Girls Are Amazing’ – but only some of them, apparently

Remember Girl Talk? One of those magazines plastered with wonderfully lurid yellows, pinks and purples, every ‘i’ dotted with a heart, always accompanied with a cheap but somehow irresistibly enticing beauty-product-freebie? Needless to say, it has all the appeal in the world for the average nine year old girl. The preteen magazine has been going … Continue reading

Women Who Rocked in 2013: Activism, Politics and Law
Carl Hinnrichs / Ella / Lily Tomkins

Women Who Rocked in 2013: Activism, Politics and Law

ACTIVISM/POLITICS Hakima Hasan Motlaq  Along with other women in the village of Asira al-Qibliya (14km south of Nablus in the West Bank), Hakima Hasan Motlaq established a community resource centre in January 2013, calling the project Retaj. As she herself said “Our main aim is the empowerment of women across many fields; education, culture, and … Continue reading

Why I need Feminism
Kate Crudgington

Why I need Feminism

I was eighteen when I first began to take an active interest in feminism. I read The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination and it changed my life. It’s authors, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar adopt a feminist approach in a series of critical essays which discuss the representation … Continue reading