Visible Women: Stylist’s 2018 campaign

This January, Stylist have launched their Visible Women campaign to celebrate the brilliance of all women by: raising the profiles of important women past and present; and empowering future generations to follow their lead. It's an exciting initiative that is timed to coincide with the centenary of women in the UK winning the right to... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: Feminist Icon?

As we prepare to meet the 13th Doctor in this year's Christmas episode of Doctor Who, I thought I'd re-share a piece I wrote back in 2011 on what I thought were the show's feminist credentials. I'm hoping that the next series will continue to deliver what I've always loved about Who, despite the inevitable... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the 13th Doctor

You may have noticed that, after the Wimbledon Men's Final on Sunday, a short trailer was shown on the BBC to announce the 13th actor cast to play the lead role in Doctor Who. Even if you haven't watched the show or seen the clip (embedded below), you can't have escaped the reactions to this... Continue Reading →

The Great Corset Debate of 2017

At first, I thought it was an April Fool's joke. Ellie Violet Bramley's article for the Guardian on Saturday, entitled 'Let loose: how the corset became the new female power suit' (now thankfully renamed to 'how the corset is being reclaimed by the fashion industry') certainly had all the hallmarks of a wind up. If... Continue Reading →

Yarn: The Movie

I was emailed at the weekend about a documentary film called YARN, that "reclaims knitting as a feminist statement and which poses interesting questions around whether knitting and crochet is an art form". The film explores the lives of four international artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, and more importantly, reclaiming... Continue Reading →

Art + Feminism = STOPJECTIFY

Back in February 2014 I wrote about a fundraising campaign for a feminist art exhibition called Big Swinging Ovaries. Created by London-based Berliner artist Jess de Wahls, who I interviewed for my Exploring Creativity blog series, the show featured huge sculptural portraits of inspirational women which were all hand made by Jess from recycled textiles,... Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Neon Moon bra

Earlier this month, feminist lingerie brand Neon Moon revealed their fantastic and inclusive #IAmNeonMoon campaign images, which aim to fight transphobia and body shaming. Featuring three gorgeous models - including a trans woman and a woman of colour - plus the Neon Moon CEO, the photoshoot looks like it was loads of fun and everyone... Continue Reading →

Women Leaders in the Business of Fashion

Yesterday evening I attended a panel discussion on the topic of women as leaders in the fashion industry, hosted by the London College of Fashion's Fashion Business School and held at the Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition space on the Strand. The panel was chaired by Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion,... Continue Reading →

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