Stop telling me that I am just a woman. I am not just a woman This term is stained with your confused notion of what I ought to be. I rather you really acknowledge me For who I am. I am a person. First and foremost. A PERSON Just like you. A person who deserves… Continue reading A Person
A few months ago I was walking towards the Luas stop in Charlemont and suddenly there was water flowing down from the bridge. I was confused as the rain had stopped a good while ago. As I walked up the steps, I had to turn my body as the steps changed direction. I was faced… Continue reading Brazilian Women – Inherently Sexual?
Ayobami Adebayo’s first novel, Stay With Me, was recently shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. This stunning debut explores motherhood, marriage, and the pain of sickle-cell disease through the eyes of Yejide and Akin, a young couple living in 1980s’ Nigeria. We spoke with Ayobami to delve deeper into the social pressures of… Continue reading Ayobami Adebayo talks Nigerian Motherhood and Literary Inspirations
Our latest episode is in anticipation of the Women’s Prize for Fiction (also known as the Bailey’s Prize). In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss why the Women’s Prize for Fiction came about, and the criticism that it has often garnered. They consider whether the prize is still necessary today, and discuss women’s roles within… Continue reading Podcast: Women’s Prize for Fiction – Still Necessary?
Do Not Say We Have Nothing takes the reader on a journey through two generations where the lives of the main characters are interconnected and bound by their love for music, their struggles during violent times and the meaning they gave and shared through an unfinished book. Madeleine Thien effectively used this fictitious story to… Continue reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Reader’s Reflections
One of the things that satisfies me the most is to see people developing themselves. When we decided to create ‘The Female Gaze’ it was to give women the platform to share their stories in their own voices. We wanted to invert the idea of the ‘male gaze’ which is often voyeuristic and doesn’t give… Continue reading The Female Gaze: Bruna Palmeira
For a lot of us poetry has been fundamental in giving us a way of expressing ourselves and processing our feelings and thoughts. The power of poetry and spoken word performances cannot be undermined. However, poetry has not always given women the spaces that they deserve. More recently, female poets have come to the fore, using… Continue reading 6 Contemporary Female Poets You Should Be Reading