Tag: feminism

Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time”

What appealed to me most about Swing Time were the significant similarities between the main character’s life and Smith’s own. You will always have me at ‘based on a true story’. Zadie Smith was born in 1975 in Brent, north-west London to a Jamaican mother and an English father. The novel certainly feels like watching a slow-motion dance routine; giving its reader time to frown and ponder the intricacies of the footwork and the interactions of its four starring women.

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Bramble Wallace of Lunar Objects Theatre

Caught between Girlhood & Womanhood: Lunar Objects Theatre

“One girl, hundreds of questions”. That was the synopsis of Lunar Objects Theatre’s “Am I If”, a one-woman show that featured a series of anecdotes addressing the confusion of when you find yourself caught between girlhood and womanhood. Before I sat down to watch “Am I If?” I was intrigued by the idea of a solo act, I admit I was a little concerned. My scepticism came following my interview with them…

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Am I If? @ Camden Fringe 2017

One Girl Hundreds of Questions: An interview with Lunar Objects Theatre

I sat down with Lunar Objects Theatre for a chat about their upcoming show “Am I If?”, performing at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre as part of Camden Fringe on Sunday 27th August. Made up of Bramble Wallace and Elizabeth Rigby, they started Lunar Objects Theatre this year and even though they only graduated last […]

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Wonder Woman

5 Reasons Why Wonder Woman Is The Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For

Wonder Woman’s earned just under $150 million and has been hailed by critics as DC’s saviour… Jenkins has been wanting to do this film since she was in talks with Warner Brothers about it in 2005. So, why is Wonder Woman the heroine we’ve been waiting for?

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Free the Nipple: What It’s Given Us & Where We Go From Here

Free the Nipple is an independent film directed by actress turned activist Lina Esco. Set in New York City, it stars Esco and New York native Lola Kirke as the instigators of nation-wide publicity stunts involving topless women and aimed at highlighting the double standards concerning male versus female nudity as well as integrating the sight of the female breast into the mainstream.

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Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine’s ‘Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys’

Viv Albertine, the progressive, punk icon: “There was no one I could identify with. No girls played electric guitar. Especially not ordinary girls like me.”

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’

In our latest book review, we’re casting a critical eye over Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest offering in light of her recent controversial comments.

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Hidden Figures

‘Hidden Figures’ Lands in the UK, But Is It Any Good?

Major awards contender ‘Hidden Figures’ is finally ready for its UK release, but how does it stack up as an intersectional, feminist movie?

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Lynn Hill’s ‘Climbing Free – My Life In The Vertical World’

Lynn is the perfect example of a woman shattering the gender barrier, in one of the most incredible stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

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How Powerful Is The Female Role Model In STEM?

The number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is static or dwindling, depending on which set of statistics you look at. But why is this?

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