Mhairi discusses Victoria’s Secret and their recent problematic behaviour and how this is linked to their failure over the last years.
This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Mary Wollstonecraft
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This week we have chosen a very special image for our #FlashFictionFriday prompt. It is our highly-prized umbrella stand which was reputedly painted by Suffragettes in Duke Street Prison over 100 years ago. From the beauty of its painted wrought iron structure and mitred shape to the mystery suggested by the bent guard rail, this […]
Here are my thoughts on Black Snow Falling.