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Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

‘Am I Normal Yet?’ by Holly Bourne, Usborne Publishing, 2015 Review by Lorna Harrington Primarily aimed at teenagers, this book covers all the usual topics we would associate with a young adult novel: alcohol, sex and relationships, to name but

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Encountering the Feminist Library

Encountering the Feminist Library. One Latin American’s Chronicle By Jael da la Luz Being a migrant woman in a country where you lack friends or family networks, and you have to “start your life from scratch” is not easy. This

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Latinx Activity Programme at the Library

Latinx Activity Programme at the Library We are delighted to announce that we will be running a series of activities with the local Latin American community over the next several months. Thanks to funding by Oscar Murillo we will be

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‘56 Artillery Lane’ a Raven Row Exhibition – Review by Anna Pigott

A cluster of rooms in a 18th Century Huguenot weaver’s house in Aldgate has recently been sent back in time to the spring of 1974, as ‘56 Artillery Lane’, a group exhibition at Raven Row which takes inspiration from the

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Visit to the Lesbian Herstory Archive by Eva Megias

At the beginning of May I visited New York for the first time. I wanted to walk around Manhattan and get a sense of the city. I enjoyed overhearing people’s conversations on park benches, many of them in Spanish, and

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SYRUP Issue #1: A review by Lizzie Blair

SYRUP Issue #1: A review The first edition of SYRUP zine boasts an eclectic compilation of art and literature exploring the themes of sweetness, liquidity and viscosity in a slick, professional publication. Founded by Emily Briselden Waters and Grace Crannis from

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Typical Girls Magazine – Out 22nd May

We are pleased to hear about the imminent release of the third issue of Typical Girls. Out on 22nd May, Issue 3 is based around Generations, and features the likes of Hollie Cook (in the lead up to the release

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Feminist Chakra Yoga Course – 7th Sept to 12th Oct

Feminist Chakra Yoga Course Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm, from 7th September to 12th October A six-week Feminist Yoga course exploring our feminism(s) through the Chakras. When we get involved in feminism we often find ourselves seeking a space of safety – an

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Sara Pascoe Interview

Writer, stand-up comedian and vegan Sara Pascoe is kindly supporting May’s Friends Scheme with a prize draw to win a copy of her latest book and gig tickets. Following appearances on satirical TV shows The Thick of It, Have I

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Crafternoon Review by Lorna Harrington

Last month Maria and I held a Crafternoon in the Feminist Library periodicals room. This was the first time we had set up and ran our own event at the library so we were both excited and nervous. Having both

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