Open The Door 2023

I hope my voice has spoken to you – the finale

Endings can be irritating, tough and intolerable. When I begun working on Open The Doors during the last weeks of December 2022, I had this feeling bugging me ‘I have […]

Sapna Agarwal – artist, educator and community organiser

Sapna Agarwal (she/her) is an artist, educator and community organiser. She runs the Woodlands Community Anti-Racist-Library and is the founding member of Glasgow’s longest running home education group, a non-hierarchical, all ages, social […]

My visits to Saint Albert’s Primary School in Glasgow

Through the recommendations of Caroline and Beverly, I made my first trip to this unique primary school situated in Pollokshields. I call this school unique because the leaders of this […]

Connecting you to other activists from around the globe

Imani Barbarin – A black woman activist with cerebral palsy. Having done a degree in creative writing from the Eastern University, Imani is a disability rights activist and is keen […]

Responses from Jude Mckechnie

Jude Mckechnie is a Glasgow based cultural historian and blog writer. She has workedfor Govanhill Baths Community Trust for the past two years and has helped tocoordinate and curate a […]

Beverly McFarlane and her journey with activism

I was brought up with a strong sense of right and wrong, but ironically, some of those who taught me failed to abide by their own teaching. Bullying, physical and […]

Open The Door – Our reading list

‘Small revelations create ripples‘ Recommendations from people around me:   Olivia Plender – the visual artist who has helped redesign our community room in the upstairs gallery and has been hosting ‘Our […]

Open The Door – recommendations and reflections

I am back! Before I let you dive into the amazing recommendations to come, I would like to share some more insights into myself. I am hoping some of you […]

Open The Door 2023: Lines of Flight and my personal journey

Hi there! This is Aishwarya (she/her), a placement volunteer at my Glasgow Women’s Library. I have been working in this space since 19 September 2022 and my placement came to […]

Writers who are activists – Ursula Le Guin

The launch of our Summer programme brings with it the start of our literary festival Open the Door 2023 – a bold, ambitious celebration of women’s writing, reading and creativity, brimful […]