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Flag designed by Visual Communication Resident (2018) Jyni Ong for our Art Fund Museum of the Year public engagement - on a pink background with a bold red and green border, a twisting yellow ribbon reads: Glasgow Women's Library: It's For Me

2020: Hope/Fully Fear/Less

In looking forward to greeting a new decade, it’s perhaps only natural to reflect on the last. But in greeting 2020 I want to look back even further, to 2007…

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

A Year in Six Books

This December I’m celebrating an anniversary – I’ve now been happily working in GWL for a full year, having joined the team as a development worker last December. Looking back on a packed year of ground breaking projects and personal learning it’s hard, if not impossible, to sum it up in a blog post. One of the great things about working in the women’s library (as well as the large variety of tea on offer) is being surrounded by such inspirational book shelves. It’s been difficult but I’ve chosen six books, that have punctuated this year in the library and would thoroughly recommend to others.

Working at the GWL; A placement student perspective

What I’ve learnt at the GWL  Being at the GWL, I’ve learned different things. I’m Aisha Aslam and I’m in my final year of study for PR, Marketing and Events at Queen Margaret University. I have been doing a work placement at the GWL from the beginning of October to the end of December, as […]

Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Home Where Home Is Not Reflections

Following the exhibition Home Where Home Is Not in summer 2019, we have produced a digital exhibition catalogue which you can download for free from our website.

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.

Five Years book interior pages featuring Playworld exhibition, with a photo of a roller derby helmet covered in stickers from the NMRD collection

NMRD Object of the Month: Five Years book

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. December 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is the Five Years book, featuring the Playworld exhibition which featured items from the NMRD collection.

Amongs the GWL shelves, a woman sits reading a book, wile another stands browsing the shelves.

Recruiting Front of House volunteers

We are looking for five or six new volunteers to join our Front of House team in 2020.

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.