Category Archives: Political

Acrostic Womb Fury

Myself and several brilliant female Manchester poets submitted work to an anthology of women’s poetry. We were all rejected! This poem is for Becca, Anna and Steph x Spurned Spurn us, we are Peddlars of toughened morsels. You will have

Acrostic Womb Fury

Myself and several brilliant female Manchester poets submitted work to an anthology of women’s poetry. We were all rejected! This poem is for Becca, Anna and Steph x Spurned Spurn us, we are Peddlars of toughened morsels. You will have

Why Women-Only Publishing?

It’s been a while. I’ve been slowly working my way through a sort of 2013 sum-up post about writing for two weeks, but last night something else came along and grabbed my attention. Why do women get their own spaces

Why Women-Only Publishing?

It’s been a while. I’ve been slowly working my way through a sort of 2013 sum-up post about writing for two weeks, but last night something else came along and grabbed my attention. Why do women get their own spaces

Reading Women: gender-balancing my bookshelf

Earlier this year I set myself a challenge to read at least fifty books by women in 2013. This has been a really enjoyable challenge, though I’ve still found myself becoming distracted by reading a lot of men’s books also.

Reading Women: gender-balancing my bookshelf

Earlier this year I set myself a challenge to read at least fifty books by women in 2013. This has been a really enjoyable challenge, though I’ve still found myself becoming distracted by reading a lot of men’s books also.

Misogyny in language – The C-Word

The word cunt makes us irrational. If you’re easily offended over chance formations of letters, look away now (irrational human being that you are). I had a fantastic teacher for A-Level English Language. We were a small group and, for the

Misogyny in language – The C-Word

The word cunt makes us irrational. If you’re easily offended over chance formations of letters, look away now (irrational human being that you are). I had a fantastic teacher for A-Level English Language. We were a small group and, for the

Poetry :: Twerk, Baby

Tonight I performed (quite unexpectedly) at Bad Language, an awesome night of new and established writers. I didn’t feel like I had the right material to take with me to read, so this morning I sat down to write something.

Poetry :: Twerk, Baby

Tonight I performed (quite unexpectedly) at Bad Language, an awesome night of new and established writers. I didn’t feel like I had the right material to take with me to read, so this morning I sat down to write something.

Pride in my writing

Last night I performed with Stirred Poetry again, this time at the Queer Show, an event staged over the bank holiday weekend to provide a free alternative to Manchester Pride. I’ll happily confess that I’ve never been to Manchester Pride,

Pride in my writing

Last night I performed with Stirred Poetry again, this time at the Queer Show, an event staged over the bank holiday weekend to provide a free alternative to Manchester Pride. I’ll happily confess that I’ve never been to Manchester Pride,

100 posts, 100 deeds, 100 books by women

I thought hard about what my 100th post should be about. In the end I realised that by far the best thing I could do would be to post about 100 deeds. Let me give you a little more information:

100 posts, 100 deeds, 100 books by women

I thought hard about what my 100th post should be about. In the end I realised that by far the best thing I could do would be to post about 100 deeds. Let me give you a little more information: