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Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

Decolonising Women’s Rights: Indigenous Perspectives

Thanks giving means different things to different people, speaking on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous relatives crisis during COP26, Sikowis Nobiss believes we’ve still much to learn about history as well as current injustices.   “I mean, my God we still have like thanksgiving here which celebrates some weird story about Indigenous people and settlers […]

A colour photograph of author Denise Mina with Melody House. They are standing facing the camera, in the background and out of focus is a view from Garnethill towards the west end of Glasgow. Denise is wearing a blue denim Levis jacket with a red t-shirt and Melody wears a green embroidered shirt under a dark green puffer jacket. Both are smiling.

Glasgow Women’s Library Garnethill Walking Tour with Denise Mina | Book Week Scotland 2021

This pre-recorded film is part of the 2021 Book Week Scotland Digital Festival. Join Crime writer Denise Mina and Glasgow Women’s Library volunteer Melody House on this special, conversational tour of the Glasgow Garnethill area. Denise’s debut novel Garnethill was named after this iconic location and the Glasgow Women’s Library have organised regular walking tours of Garnethill […]

November Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by […]

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group flyer, featuring their name above an image of a house with the words ,Sharon,s Disco, in a cloud of musical notes.

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group: Collectives and communities

When Camden Lesbian Centre opened its doors on Saturday 31st October 1987, it signalled the arrival of more than just a queer social venue – the Centre quickly became home to a broad range of collectives organising for vital political and social change, from Black liberation to lesbian motherhood. In this blog, we’ll get to […]

My week of work experience

In this post, Alina talks about her week of work experience.

October Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak […]

Blog Series: Women’s History and Historical Fiction #3

The final blog in a series exploring the role of historical fiction in highlighting the lives and contributions of women who have been forgotten or ignored.

So my journey begins a new chapter

I am a mother of three children, a wife, a daughter, auntie – the list goes on. Life has always been busy, if not running an office, there was always something to organise or make time for. Lockdown came, and with my husband and kids busy with their own lives, I fell into my normal […]