Dress in a Time of Crisis

On 27th August 2020, I gave a presentation at an academic event entitled Dress in a Time of Crisis, organised by the Dress in Context Research Centre at Birmingham City University. The event took place entirely online, and I was invited to present by the event's organiser, Dr Anne Boultwood. My talk explored three key... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Eroticon 2018

It's been a week since I was standing up in front of a room full of friendly people in Camden, London, giving a talk about the history of the bra. This time it wasn't a fashion conference though, as I was back at Eroticon, the conference for sex bloggers, erotica writers and other erotic creatives.... Continue Reading →

The Underpinnings Museum Twitter Conference

As part of its quest to bring the history of underwear to a wider audience, making collections and research freely accessible online, The Underpinnings Museum is hosting a Twitter conference on Friday 12th January 2018. Anyone with a public Twitter account and an interest in the history of underwear is invited to submit their idea... Continue Reading →

How to live-tweet a conference

Since returning to academia, I have attended a lot of conferences and panel discussion events. Ever since I live-tweeted the Costume Society's Study Day in 2012, people have been telling me that they really enjoy my reporting of events like this via social media. It started as an easy way for me to keep track... Continue Reading →

100 Women: Half the World Speaks

This, Friday 25th October, the BBC are hosting their first 100 Women event at New Broadcasting House in London. 100 women from around the world have been selected and invited to come together for a day of discussion, review and thinking. The event marks the end of the 100 Women season, which has been running... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Eroticon 2013

As you may remember, last year I was invited to attend a new conference event for sex bloggers and erotica writers, called Eroticon. It took place in Bristol and was a fantastic day of panel discussions, presented sessions and workshops on many aspects of sex and how we can write about it better. The event... Continue Reading →

Mini hiatus due to… BurlyCamp!

Much as I'd love to keep writing this week, I realised that I just don't have time. BurlyCamp is fast approaching and I have so much to do before the weekend. As well as being on the organising team, I'm sitting on the panel for a discussion on Burlesque & Feminism, performing in the show,... Continue Reading →

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