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GRD v Vagine Regime Bout Programme

NMRD Object of the Month: Glasgow Roller Derby vs Vagine Regime Bout Programme

At its most base roots, roller derby has gender and LGBT+ policies that are the most progressive in any sport. It is a grassroots sport that welcomes all identities. The Vagine Regime is a community within this sport that has taken off and spread all across the world, from North America, to the U.K., and to Australia.

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.

Fugitive Libraries

As an intersectional feminist museum, Glasgow Women’s Library works to highlight and redress structural inequalities, ensure that lived experiences are reflected in our collections, and enact change. We unequivocally stand in solidarity against racism, oppression and inequality. Over the coming days we will be reflecting, interrogating and further educating ourselves whilst sharing content which amplifies […]

Black Lives Matter

As an intersectional feminist museum, Glasgow Women’s Library works to highlight and redress structural inequalities, ensure that real lived experiences are reflected in our collections, and enact change.

We unequivocally stand in solidarity against racism, oppression and inequality.

Poetry to get you through…

I love poetry because it makes you hear words and see life in a new way. You can read or listen to a poem in a few minutes and then take it with you in your head to think about. You can read it again and maybe something you didn’t notice the first time jumps […]

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Digital Poetry Slam Champion

The winner of Open the Door 2020’s Digital Slam is Jenny Lester! Open the Door’s first spoken word event was brought to life by this year’s four shortlisted poets, who have christened our first Digital Slam with the most engaging display of word-skills we could have wished for. From fantastically elemental women via explorations around […]

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Calm Slam Winner and Runner-Up

Discover the winner and runner-up of the first ever GWL Digital Calm Slam.

Nan Shepherd

Nan Shepherd Prize

The Nan Shepherd Prize team offer advice on nature writing, submitting books to agents, and opportunities to get your writing noticed.

Gillian Burke on Wangari Maathai – “Eco”

By Gillian Burke ENVIRONMENTALISM is a movement tied up in multiple knots of complicated science, a shared concern for our shared home. The word ‘eco’ has become so overused that it’s almost lost its meaning. Eco is derived from the Greek word ‘oikos’ which simply means home. Home. The most beautiful word I know. Like […]

Gillian Burke on Wangari Maathai – Environmentalism

  By Gillian Burke ENVIRONMENTALISM is a white, middle-class privilege. I hear this a lot. This is the fourth post in my takeover series about Professor Wangari Maathai who was a Kenyan political and environmental activist, and the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Professor Maathai was the founder of a tree-planting […]