Glasgow Women’s Library volunteer Anabel Marsh shares her reflections on Divided City by Theresa Breslin – part of the Mixing the Colours collection. – – – – – – It’s over ten years since Theresa Breslin’s Divided City came out, and I can’t believe I haven’t read it before now. I borrowed it recently from […]
Saoirse is a sheltered child. Living with her mother, father and younger sister Daisy in a tinderbox of past secrets and ever-present tensions, her world is one of fantastic bedtime stories and childish games, alive with imagination and invention. Despite their natural spark, however, the girls are essentially confined to their own house and garden […]
Since June 2013, the Glasgow Women’s Library Mixing The Colours project has been delivering workshops with women in Glasgow and across Scotland to gather opinion and inspire discussion about intra-Christian sectarianism. The result of these workshops has been the production of a collection of resources including a book, a film and a series of podcasts which showcase […]
Mixing The Colours: Women Speaking About Sectarianism is a vivid collection of short stories and poetry, each one offering a perspective on women’s experiences of sectarianism that is both unique and universal. Published by Glasgow Women’s Library, the anthology provides an extraordinary insight into the ways in which sectarianism touches the lives of women across Scotland. Sectarianism is often […]
The fourth episode in the Mixing The Colours Podcast series: Smelly Catholic by Helen MacKinven
The third episode in the Mixing The Colours Podcast series: This Is The Way by Laura Guthrie.
The second episode in the Mixing The Colours Podcast series: The House I Grew Up In Was Blue by Ann Greer.
The first episode in the Mixing The Colours Podcast series: “Just Give Me The Girls” by Yvonne Dalziel
The podcasts in the Mixing the Colours Podcast collection offer a selection of writing and performances created by some of the women who have worked with the project, and highlight the need for the inclusion and engagement of women in dialogues around sectarianism in Scotland.
In November of last year, I began an internship at Glasgow Women’s Library. As a postgraduate Publishing Studies student at the University of Stirling, my role is to provide publishing-related support for an upcoming book titled Mixing The Colours: Women Speaking About Sectarianism. Greeted with warm smiles and a hug on my first day at the Library, […]