“We are the mothers of this industry” – Empowering Women With Technology

A room full of women is often a magical space. But a room full of women who are inspiring, passionate, fascinating and fiercely intelligent - speaking on their careers, their influences, and their heartfelt advice - is a truly uplifting space to be. As part of the first ever Leeds International Festival, with themes of … Continue reading “We are the mothers of this industry” – Empowering Women With Technology

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A call to action – Hannah Collins

So, Theresa May’s announcement outside Number 10 came early yesterday; just like the general election. Now that we’ve all had a day to process our initial feelings of shock, outrage, glee, or satisfaction, it’s imperative that - now more than ever - we distance ourselves from political apathy at this crucial time. Seven weeks from … Continue reading A call to action – Hannah Collins

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): how to loosen its grip – Tara Rawson

When I was a little girl, winter was my favourite time of year. Sure, summer was great for water fights and bike rides but as far as I was concerned, winter had it all: Christmas, Halloween, Bonfire Night…. all of the sparkly, quirky, over the top fun! But after my grandparents died and my parents … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): how to loosen its grip – Tara Rawson

Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Content warning: contains references to sexual assault and the emotional impact of sexual assault. Throughout my life I have always been conscious of my body and its proportions, its changing shape and dimensions, but I have never been obsessively, acutely preoccupied with my flesh. That is, until I was raped. My once (mostly) positive relationship … Continue reading Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Who’s pulling the trigger? An interview with Louise Orwin – Jessie Beaumont

Who’s pulling the trigger? Louise Orwin on the allure of girls and guns   Louise Orwin is a London based performance artist, writer and researcher, making video, sound and performance work. One of her main preoccupations has been looking at how femininity and the ‘feminine’ is created and dealt with in society - particularly the … Continue reading Who’s pulling the trigger? An interview with Louise Orwin – Jessie Beaumont

Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas

I think feeling happier is something that many of us strive for, and at times the constant pursuit of happiness can leave us feeling a little burnt out or dissatisfied that our lives are not as happy as they ‘should be’. This post from Stylist magazine notes that constant happiness is not achievable and that’s ok because … Continue reading Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas