Sylvia Plath pin
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Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

For Feminist Book Fortnight I really wanted to write about the female writer, or book written by a woman, which has most inspired me but, truth be told, I struggled. Enid Blyton was the writer who made me fall in love with stories. Jodi Picoult is the writer whose books I always pre-order and eagerly… Continue reading Feminist Book Fortnight: The Book Which Has Most Inspired Me

Women & Power by Mary Beard
Books, feminism

Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

Feminist Book Fortnight was just the kick up the ass I needed to finally pull Mary Beard's Women & Power off my bookshelf. I bought it as a post-Christmas treat to myself and it has just sat there and looked pretty ever since. I mean, seriously, look at this book jacket! Based on two of… Continue reading Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

200 Women
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Books for feminists of all ages

Something happened to me when I had a baby. I've always been very strong-willed, demanded equality for women and am quick to counteract 'banter' but this determination and passion has evolved somewhat. I've become more aware of the gender stereotypes enforced on children and how women are treated differently as they get older; regardless of… Continue reading Books for feminists of all ages

We Should All Be Feminists
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#FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

I re-joined my local library days ahead of Feminist Book Fortnight and now my world has suddenly opened up in terms of reading potential. I've been struggling with a budget recently which has curtailed my spending on anything other than bills and food and now I can read again - beyond the titles which lovely… Continue reading #FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

saturday share
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Saturday Share #47

This morning I discovered that today marks the start of Feminist Book Fortnight, so of course I've rescheduled a bunch of posts for the next two weeks. I can't let an awesome campaign like that pass me by! But what exactly is Feminist Book Fortnight, I hear you ask? It's a celebration of feminist books,… Continue reading Saturday Share #47

Celebrating International Women's Day with Abrams + Chronicle
Books, feminism, Lifestyle

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Abrams + Chronicle [review + giveaway]

I think I've really grown as a feminist over the last year. I have been inspired by the lives of some truly remarkable women - I've learned about female historical figures who have long been overlooked, watched in awe as women in their thousands have marched for what they believe in and realised that we… Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day with Abrams + Chronicle [review + giveaway]

Celebrating World Book Day with Literary Emporium
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Celebrating World Book Day with Literary Emporium [review + giveaway]

I wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate World Book Day on the blog this year. I'm all about wearing my fandom on my sleeve so I've teamed up with Literary Emporium to offer one lucky reader a t-shirt of their choice. I've long swooned over the fabulous range of clothing at Literary… Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day with Literary Emporium [review + giveaway]

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh
Books, feminism

HerStory: A must-read for young women everywhere

Nosy Crow is one of my favourite children's book publishers and I'm so excited about their latest release. Out tomorrow, HerStory is a highly-stylised stunner of a book, featuring the lives of inspiring women. Before we go any further, let's just take a minute to swoon over this beautiful cover and what hides underneath the… Continue reading HerStory: A must-read for young women everywhere

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson
Books, feminism

New feminist releases from Abrams + Chronicle

Abrams + Chronicle spoil us with top feminist titles. Over the last year, I've reviewed Why I March, Lumberjanes, The Grown-Ass Women's Club and A Glorious Freedom, plus a wide range of other books and stationery products. They're all for empowering women - and rightly so. Today they added two new books to the list,… Continue reading New feminist releases from Abrams + Chronicle

A girl power wish list
feminism, Lifestyle

A girl power wish list

I've been pinning the shit out of beautiful things I've found on the internet this week - and they've all got a girl power theme. Check out these beauties. T-shirt, £8.99, H&M Vajournal: Feminist Interactions & Interventions, £4.00, Oliver Bonas Notebook, £8.00, Paperchase (scrapbook and pouch also available) Mug, £10.00, Paperchase (shopper bag also available)… Continue reading A girl power wish list