GWL at 30

Three Decades of Changing Minds: Project archivist Mae Moss blogs about her first month

Hello everyone!   I’ve been working on the 30th anniversary project for just over 8 weeks now and what a ride it’s been! Having volunteered and worked with Glasgow Women’s Library […]

Open the Door: Laura and Leila

Five years of Opening the Door wide to the world of women’s reading and writing

GWL’s Dr Adele Patrick writes about five years of the groundbreaking Open the Door Festival

Women in the Landscape Spines of Ecofeminism and Nature Books in the GWL Collection

Reading and writing as feminist work

While we may not always recognise them as such, the acts of reading or writing are inherently feminist. On both a personal and political level, these undertakings can transform our lives. Curious about what reading and writing meant to other feminists, I asked some volunteers from the Glasgow Women’s Library to share their own experiences with the written word. This is what I found out.

Transformations

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 2021. Since its creation GWL has helped and enriched the lives of countless women and non-binary people. A two year study was carried out at the University of Strathclyde exploring this impact and the transformative power GWL has had over the years. This blog includes more information on the academics who carried out the research as well as an interview with them. The blog will also introduce the exhibition entitled Transformations on display in the library building until the 2nd of April 2022 which presents the findings of the study through artwork.

She Settles in the Shields : Intergenerational Story 2 – Shafqat and Saadya Sabir

For International Women’s Week 2022, Glasgow Women’s Library is pleased to celebrate five intergenerational stories as told by some of wonderful women from Pollokshields. We will be sharing one story […]

Intergenerational Stories – She Settles in the Shields

For International Women’s Week 2022, Glasgow Women’s Library is pleased to celebrate five intergenerational stories as told by some of wonderful women from Pollokshields. We will be sharing one story […]