Older Posts: 2017

The Making of a Magazine, Sappho Vol. 6, No. 7 (collage detail)

LGBTQ Collections Online Resource Launch!

We’re excited to launch a brand new online resource to augment our Lesbian Archive and LGBTQ Archive and Museum collections at GWL! Since April 2016, GWL has been working with a team of volunteers to list and research parts of our LGBTQ collections. As a result of this work we have produced a workshop toolkit, […]

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Celebrate Glasgow’s Alternative Spirit This Weekend At GWL

We take a look at some of the great female performers at this weekend’s BBC 6 Music Festival in Glasgow. Missed out on tickets? Never fear, there’s plenty of events to keep you busy here at GWL!

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Urania: How to be a bad XXs feminist and a queer angel in the 20s

Gender Studies placement student Giorgia Succi shares her first blog on Urania, one of the oldest journals in the Lesbian Archive.

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Open the Door by Paying it Forward

We want to ensure that as many women as possible can benefit from our unique literary events.

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The Devastating Endemic of Sexism in the Workplace

Shocking – but, unfortunately, perhaps not too surprising – new mental health statistics released by the Scottish Health Survey have shown that young women of the 16-24 age demographic have “significantly lower” levels of mental well-being and societal confidence compared to all other age groups of either gender, but also revealed that mental health conditions […]

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House of Three Book Launch!

House of Three aims to create beautiful books that show case the work of both established and emerging female writers

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Glasgow Women’s Library and award-winning theatre company Stellar Quines launch a new shelf of plays by women

Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines today unveiled a brand new Drama shelf in Scotland’s only women’s library in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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Speaking Out Poetry Workshop Part II

While the Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland exhibition was on display at the Museum of Edinburgh, we held two wonderful creative writing workshops facilitated by the very talented feminist poet Nadine Aisha (@nadineaishaj, website). Material from the first workshop can be seen here. It seemed fitting to share work from the second workshop, held at the end of January, […]

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Harpies & Quines: Representing their readers’ letters with campaigns to end Violence Against Women

The tone of Harpies & Quines is one of solidarity and unity, appealing to Scottish women and feminists to stand together. For this post, I would like to give space to magazine no. 5, February/March 1993.

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Myrtle Simpson, Professor Dame Sue Black and Horse McDonald included as 2017 ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ inductees

Ten Scottish women from the fields of the arts, culture, politics, activism and science have been honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community at a special event held at Glasgow Women’s Library last night.

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