“What have I got to lose?” Hunger strikes and protests at Yarl’s Wood detention centre

Yarl's Wood protest

Originally published at New Statesman, written as part of my communications work for Women for Refugee Women: On Saturday, hundreds of protestors gathered in the muddy field outside Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, calling for an end to the detention of vulnerable women who have claimed asylum in the UK. Despite the pouring rain, the mood on both sides […]

Wednesday inspiration

It’s been a really productive, positive week (already – and it’s only Wednesday afternoon!) so I treated myself to a print of this quote for my office wall. “Nothing will work unless you do” – by one of my favourite women, writers and feminists, the brilliant Maya Angelou. Available from Etsy.

Review: Inspirational Women of North-East England

Originally published at Feminist Times. During my recent trip to Newcastle for the North East Feminist Gathering, I also visited the Inspirational Women of North-East England exhibition at the Hatton Gallery. Managed by Roweena Russell, the photography exhibition launched on 3 October and is a stunning example of how extraordinary women can, and should, be celebrated […]