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An exhibition catalogue with the names Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce sits on a white table. On top of the catalogue is a postcard. The postcard is an off-white and in the centre are lots of small paper sqaures grouped together. The squares are yellow and green and together look like the shape of a pear.

An Intern Experience: Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Ruth Barker exhibition

In this blog post we hear from Tobey who has been on a student placement at GWL since October 2018. In Tobey’s last week at the library she shares with us her experiences supporting the Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Ruth Barker exhibition.

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GWL Launches Plans for Open the Door 2019

We’re thrilled to launch more news about Open the Door 2019, the third outing of Scotland’s literary festival that puts women to the fore.

A scale used for weighing yourself. It has pink writing in bold on the steps saying "You are more important than this number".

How Do You Solve A Problem like Victoria’s Secret

Mhairi discusses Victoria’s Secret and their recent problematic behaviour and how this is linked to their failure over the last years.

Mary Wollstonecraft #WomanOfTheWeek

This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Mary Wollstonecraft

#FlashFictionFriday – is this ringing a bell?

We have had some lovely responses to our Artemisia flash fiction prompt.  Well done and thank you so much to all those who contributed. This week we have chosen a very special artifact from the GWL archive.   These photographs show the back and front faces of a small porcelain bell.  One side depicts a […]

The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi

March has been rainy and rainy with a side of chill and more rain. I beckon you, please, to indulge in prize winning poet Tishani Doshi’s The Pleasure Seekers where things are much warmer.

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Inspiring Songs to Listen to During Women’s History Month

Our intern Mhairi, in celebration of Women’s History Month has listed ten songs which she is inspired or empowered by as a woman and feminist.

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Our volunteers and staff recommend… this month’s Book Picnic

Spring is just around the corner, and we’ve all probably enjoyed those few rays of sunlight that are starting to peer out from behind the clouds in between the frequent showers. In this month’s book picnic, we recommend a varied selection of books that will match any type of weather. We include all kinds of […]

#FlashFictionFriday – Artemisia inspires!

There is a palpable air of excitement here at the library as this self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi as Saint Catherine of Alexandria is here.  More information about the exhibition can be found here: https://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/artemisia/ Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome in 1593.  Despite an eventful life, which included being raped at 17, enduring an arduous […]

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Happy International Women’s Day – From the Heart

In the 26 years I’ve been involved, there’s not much I haven’t found myself doing for Glasgow Women’s Library. Through love, through necessity, but always with a profound belief in GWL’s potential in transforming the lives of women for the better. Like many women’s and other equalities organisations, GWL grew from the grass-roots: founded and […]