Is feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being a feminist in 2015 means to them. We hear from Laura Bates (of the Everyday Sexism Project), Reni Eddo-Lodge (award-winning journalist and author), Yas Necati (an eighteen-year-old activist), Laura Pankhurst, great-great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and an … Continue reading ‘I call myself a feminist’ Victoria Pepe (and many others) – review + short essay
Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like … Continue reading ‘The Art of Asking’ Amanda Palmer
FYI, as you might have guessed, this is my non-paranormal romance read. When James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he couldn't even begin to imagine just how much his life was about to change. A recovering drug addict, James was living hand-to-mouth and knew adopting a … Continue reading ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ James Bowen
9. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit Oh lord, where do I even start with that question? Hmm. OK, so, I'm gonna be super morbid here and talk about a book I read in college. I was taking a class entitled Reading the Holocaust (or something like that. Pooky, can you remember? I know … Continue reading 26 books challenge – day 9
What non-fiction books are you currently reading? What subjects capture your interest? Me? Well, I'm a hugely spiritual person and enjoy reading about the many different aspects of spirituality. This book arrived in the mail today. Very excited to get my teeth into it!