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Review – Tech Day

Tech Day On the 25th November we held the first of a series of Feminism and Tech events, launching a new technical programme for women and girls at the Library. We hosted a number of women in tech groups, including

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Review by Juliette Deblue, bookshop volunteer We Should All Be Feminists is a book everyone should read. It has been embraced by millions of people as modern feminism’s call to arms, a

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5 Classic Intersectional Feminist Books

5 Classic Intersectional Feminist Books by Jael de la Luz Jael is a Volunteer Coordinator at the Feminist Library and her feminism is influenced by her experience as a Latin American woman, with strong links to Chicanx and Black feminism

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Review – Summer Fayre 2017

Summer Fayre 2017 Our Summer Fayre took place on Saturday 12th August, with much activity from top to bottom of the building. Stall holders packed into the meeting room, selling beautiful handmade wares, zines, children’s books, and so on, while

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Review – Sara Pascoe’s Edinburgh Preview Show

Sara Pascoe’s Edinburgh Preview Show Review by Maya Rose Maya took part in our Friends Scheme prize draw and won a pair of tickets to see Sara Pascoe, who has been kindly supporting the Feminist Library. Here is Maya’s review

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The Power by Naomi Alderman

‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman, Viking, 2016 Winner of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Review by Sarah O’Mahoney What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? ”She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward

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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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Review – ‘56 Artillery Lane’ a Raven Row Exhibition

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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Review – Visit to the Lesbian Herstory Archive

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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Review – SYRUP Issue #1

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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