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

Interview with a female Speedway rider: Taya

Here is an interview with Taya, a young Speedway rider in a male-dominated sport.

A photo of the GWL LGBT Collections Store

Introducing Lauren, our new Archive Apprentice

I’m Lauren, the Archive Apprentice working on the Lesbian Lives project. In this post I introduce myself and my role at the library.

Still from the film Shifting Sands - the image is blurry, but you can make out the figure of a man standing over a woman who is hunched in on herself.

New film combating Coercive Control in intimate relationships

The film Shifting Sands is a powerful drama which describes some of the ways in which a woman becomes entangled in a web of power and control in her marital relationship. Her family and friends cannot see what is happening until it affects her mental and physical health.  Even then the control is so subtle […]

Motif of Three Doves – taken from painted ceiling at Riddle’s Court. Credit: Riddles Court

This Woman of Riddles Court

Following creative writing workshops this Autumn, Amy B. Moreno shares a powerful extract from her short story response exploring the lives of three nineteenth century women, written as prompted by a Victorian Panel in Riddles Court.

A display of GWL Friends leaflets with the title 'Be Our Friend' stands on a colourful table with bookshelves behind.

Give the Gift of GWL Friendship!

This year, we’re excited to be launching our Glasgow Women’s Library Gift Friendships, a chance to give a lucky person in your life an ethical change-making gift this Christmas!

A stack of Jasleen Kau's book Be Like Teflon on a red surface. The book has a bright green cover with the text in capital letters in a silver font.

Ethical Gift Ideas from Glasgow Women’s Library

December is just around the corner and with this month comes the season of giving. We believe that giving gifts for Christmas, or at any other time of the year, shouldn’t come at the expense of our planet or people. If you’re looking gifts that are ethical and environmentally friendly, look no further than the following suggestions from Glasgow Women’s Library.

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GWL + FLUP: The Podcast with Natasha A. Kelly

In this first episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso sits down with author, curator and lecturer Dr. Natasha A. Kelly.

Two women standing side by side in front of a FLUP banner.


In October, members of the GWL team headed to Brazil to attend FLUP, a literary festival that takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Here Tomiwa Folorunso reflects on her time at FLUP.

A group of ten people sitting on blankets on the grass. They are listening to a young woman who is holding a book.

Book Bunk Picnic

During our visit to Nairobi last month, we joined forces with the Book Bunk team for a Book Picnic like no other. Find out what books were recommended by the interns and staff from Book Bunk.

My Experience at the Glasgow Women’s Library

In this post, volunteer Ella describes her time at the GWL.