Book Review | Cut from the Same Cloth: Muslim Women on Life in Britain edited by Sabeena Akhtar

The great thing about this collection of essays is that it gives Muslim women a voice of their own. This isn’t just a quick hit piece by an ambitious journalist to grab headlines while these topics are trending on twitter. It’s about taking back the narrative and removing the lens of white feminism that these women are all too often viewed through.… Read More Book Review | Cut from the Same Cloth: Muslim Women on Life in Britain edited by Sabeena Akhtar

Book Review| Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen: A thrilling, dystopian sci-fi novel with a story that illuminates the experience of womanhood

Dark Lullaby is set in a not too distant dystopian future. It follows Kit and her sister Evie as they struggle to have children in a Britain ruled by an authoritarian government. Birth rates have dropped as having a baby naturally has become a near impossibility. In an atmosphere of fear and paranoia, families do… Read More Book Review| Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen: A thrilling, dystopian sci-fi novel with a story that illuminates the experience of womanhood

Reading the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

*Warning: There are spoilers in this one. Sorry but I just couldn’t help gushing about it* As soon as I heard about Hamnet I wanted to read it. As someone who has loved Shakespeare’s plays since childhood just hearing that I could read a story written about the writer and his son sparked my excitement.… Read More Reading the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Exclusive interview: The Soska Sisters on the UK Premiere of their film Vendetta as part of The Vengeance Season on Horror Channel UK

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of VENDETTA (part of the VENGEANCE season), the Soska Sisters reflect on their life-long love of wrestling, getting revenge, and their next, long-waited original film BOB. You’re back on Horror Channel. Excited? Jen: Deliriously. We love the Horror Channel! It’s our favourite place to be. Thank you for… Read More Exclusive interview: The Soska Sisters on the UK Premiere of their film Vendetta as part of The Vengeance Season on Horror Channel UK

British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign

Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, will mark its sixth year by broadcasting five brand new LGBTIQ+ films to countries around the world, including those where homosexuality remains illegal. In this continuing creative partnership, the British Council makes five short films from the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival available across… Read More British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign

Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time

A unique brooch that belonged to Millicent Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (1890 – 1919) will go on permanent display for the first time this week at the Museum of London. The brooch, on long-term loan from the Fawcett Society, is highly symbolic and represents the long struggle for women’s… Read More Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time

Book Review: The Illness Lesson By Clare Beams – Gothic fiction that brings up questions about a Women’s Autonomy of her own body

When it comes to your body who makes the decisions? Who decides what happens to it? Do you? It is quite easy for us in the modern world to be fooled in to thinking we have control. We decide what we eat. We tattoo and pierce our bodies at will. It’s up to us when… Read More Book Review: The Illness Lesson By Clare Beams – Gothic fiction that brings up questions about a Women’s Autonomy of her own body

Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

We all hear stories growing up that make us prick up our ears with curiosity. The spooky house at the end of the street or the disappearance of some much loved neighbour decades ago. These are local urban legends that in our adult life we start to question the truth behind. In The Golden Key,… Read More Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

*Spoiler Alert* After the first paragraph of this review I will talk about elements of the plot that might spoil things a little but will not spoil the ending *SpoilerAlert* Princess Leonie Kolburg (don’t call her that. She hates being called that!) Or Leo for short is an eighteen year old heir to a faded… Read More Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!