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What does being a Creative Woman mean to you? | International Women’s Day 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, we asked our community this question: What does being a creative woman mean to you? Women have long used creativity as an outlet or means to articulate their struggle in the fight for gender equality. We hope through reading the responses below, women will be inspired to use their… Continue reading What does being a Creative Woman mean to you? | International Women’s Day 2021

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10 Feminist Books Everyone Should Read | Women’s History Month

Access to feminist literature has never been easier, more accessible or more inclusive. If you're a complete newbie or a forever-feminist, these books are important reads for everyone wanting to know more about how we can continue the fight for gender equality. Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis: From actresses to… Continue reading 10 Feminist Books Everyone Should Read | Women’s History Month

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The others by Sophia Georghiou

Women who are others because there isn’t another Women who are others meet at street corners on gazpacho soup nights and think of their own bed made up like undisturbed snow Women who are others read breakfast pastries on the tube home, thinking about how they’d rearrange themselves if they were a cherry filled doughnut… Continue reading The others by Sophia Georghiou

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Watch Me Now by Mahvash Irshad | International Women’s Day Celebration

You stole the rainbow from my sky, trimmed my wings and chained my legs. You painted long nights in my eyes that were full of sunlight and bright grins. You clapped on hearing cracks in my bones. You tore my skin and let me bleed. Now watch me as I show you how lone warriors… Continue reading Watch Me Now by Mahvash Irshad | International Women’s Day Celebration

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Mona Lisa by Becca Harrington | International Women’s Day Celebration

I won’t be painted by men’s intruding eyes and loan my body to a gaze unwanted. My mind, my eyes, my thighs, a crimson decision, protested with signs that say: ‘I won’t stop until this decision is mine’. I won’t be quiet so you can be comfortable, and live in a world created to fetishise… Continue reading Mona Lisa by Becca Harrington | International Women’s Day Celebration

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The Blood Ballad by Lucy Whalen | International Women’s Day Celebration

I once knew a young girl, Who bled, like all others, At 12 her path unfurled, Branded: mark of mothers.   The future not her choice, Never hers to control:   No woman gets a voice - Red rivers drown them whole.   Red tags in shop windows, Rounded mannequins smile, For their blood they… Continue reading The Blood Ballad by Lucy Whalen | International Women’s Day Celebration

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Kind Word by Chiara Scaduto | International Women’s Day Celebration

To the women in your life, Those words you do not say, Those ‘I love you’(s), and those hugs, Kept hidden, closed away.   Let them loose, Say them out loud; Tell them how much They make you proud.   Tell your mum that you’re grateful For all that she has done, That she, on… Continue reading Kind Word by Chiara Scaduto | International Women’s Day Celebration

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Womens Day to all our amazing female writers and readers! For too long, women have been told who to be. We want women to realise that they are in control of who they are, that they are not in competition with one another and that they can love what they’re told not to.… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!

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The Untold Story of Katherine Howard, Henry the VIII’s Fifth Wife by Georgia Sewell | International Women’s Day Celebration

*Trigger warning: sexual violence* You know me as queen. A lady. His lady. By his side, till death do us part. But, I want to tell you a story. The one that led to me being known as a tart. Here I stand, being judged by you. You decide my fate, what is false and… Continue reading The Untold Story of Katherine Howard, Henry the VIII’s Fifth Wife by Georgia Sewell | International Women’s Day Celebration