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

Women Making History locally and globally

We asked you to tell us about the landmarks celebrating women near you and you rose to the challenge. So here are some of the women we’ve been introduced to thanks to you. Please keep them coming!

The #MeToo Movement: Consciousness Raising

Consciousness-raising became popularised in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the second wave of feminism. According to bell hooks (2000), women would form groups within their community which provided an important space for them to vent about and heal from sexist experiences.

An Introduction to my Research on the #MeToo Movement

I have recently completed my final year at university which has been a rather strange experience. I never thought I would be completing my honours degree in the midst of a global crisis. However, I have learned so much from my time at university which I am enormously grateful for! Particularly, I learned a lot from my final year dissertation which focused on the #MeToo movement.

Our team recommends this month…

Check out some recommended reads from our staff and volunteers. Fiction and non fiction; newly published and not so recently published; transporting us to Nigeria, the Hebrides, and Ireland; and exploring all sorts of topics including the environment, slavery, and feminism in the 21st century.

Home E-Zine

We’re thrilled to share Home an online e-zine made by Glasgow Women’s Library’s Spring Create and Connect Group, 2020.

Life in Taiwan during the pandemic

A first hand account of what life is like for a young woman living in Taiwan during the pandemic.

A Digital Window into Glasgow Women’s Library

Student Paige Plannette shares more insights into her University of Glasgow Museum Studies placement with GWL during the coronavirus lockdown.

Turn your walk into a herstory treasure hunt

Our usual programme of guided Women’s Heritage Walks hasn’t gone ahead, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting to know your area through the lives of women. We’ve got some inspiration and resources to get you started…

Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Over two months in to the COVID-19 lockdown, one of the joys nestling amongst the fear and sorrow has been the discovery of global art collections made accessible through the wonders of digital technology. Glasgow Women’s Library has a wonderfully varied collection of artworks, many of which can be viewed online. In this post, I’d […]

GWL Building Sign featuring the GWL logo of a red circle with a green figure of a walking woman and an 'i' for information, beside the text Glasgow Women's Library. The sign sticks out from the blonde sandstone walls of the building, and the sky above is blue.

Our Building is Closed… But We Are Still Working!

While our building must remain closed, and we are unable to programme our usual array of innovative events, exhibitions and projects to bring to you in real life, our digital doors are open so that you can still enjoy being part of our GWL community. We are also working together as a team, with our Board of Directors, to plan as far as we can for the future, and for the time when we can welcome people back safely to our beautiful building.