Kyla McDowall

This Week At GWL: Project X: Dances of the African Diaspora. A Chance to Try Something New!

10th August 5:30-8:30pm and 12th August 1:00-3:30pm. Are you interested in learning about the history of rap/hiphop? Have you ever wondered about the roots or development of dancehall or tap? Have you ever wanted to “step” out and learn some new moves? Well, this is certainly the session for you! Join us on Thursday and/or […]

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Reading Recommendation: Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

A few days ago, I read the latest news from American cable TV company HBO that they’ve green lit and are currently in the early developmental stages of bringing a new sweeping fantasy show to the small screen – an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death. Being that I’m a fan of both HBO […]

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Early July Special: Voices from the Belvidere

On the 4th July from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm we are excited to invite all you ladies to Voices from the Belvidere, a session that will showcase the remarkable resolve and innovation of women during one of the country’s hardest times. For a little while now, the GWL has been fascinated by the stories […]

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Thoughts on The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

A couple of days ago, I finished reading the popular third wave feminist non-fiction book The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf, and its 368 pages of socio-political commentary, theory and in depth analysis of everything in the female sphere left me with many lasting impressions, ideas and musings that I wanted to compile into a […]

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Don’t Miss This June at GWL!

On 11th May we celebrated the launch of our exciting and jam-packed summer programme, full of new opportunities, workshops, sessions and initiatives. From the various exciting aspects of our new interactive project Women Making an Exhibition of Themselves to the continuation of our ever-popular Story Café and Creative Writing for Fearties workshops that aim to […]

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Triumph for Scottish Heroines Finally Recognised in Hall of Heroes

Stirling’s National Wallace Monument is an imposing place of historical resonance. Within its strong grey walls sits a gallery which features the marble busts of sixteen men from Scottish history, men who have been deemed to have played an extra special role in our nation’s long and esteemed history and rich culture. Recently, however, more […]

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Don’t Miss Our Exciting Story Café Special Featuring Fiona Macintosh!

On Thursday 27th April between 12:30 and 2:30pm, GWL is delighted to be welcoming artist, human rights advocate and writer Fiona Macintosh in a very special Story Café as she shares with us a tale that she has utterly devoted herself to—Rosa of the Wild Grass, the Story of a Nicaraguan Family. It is a […]

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Book Review and Recommendation: Autumn by Ali Smith

In the fraught political times we live in, Scottish writer Ali Smith crafts a poignant story set in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, using this critical juncture in our nation’s history to subtly explore the delicate relationship between nationalism, the self and the complexities of time. It is a deeply moving novel – the first […]

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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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A Taster of Events Springing Into the GWL This March!

As the flowers begin to bloom, the nights begin to lengthen (finally) and we all thaw out, we at the GWL have prepared a jam-packed schedule from workshops to outings and events, exhibitions, awards and, of course, the Story Café. There’s something for everyone available throughout March, so here’s just a small taster of a […]

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