To shave, or not to shave, that is, not really the question – Lea Heim

Not long ago, a friend of mine threw a party to celebrate her birthday. The living room dance floor was already buzzing when I got there. Hips were shaken, heads wiggled, arms enthusiastically thrown up in the air to the tunes of a more or less decent pop repertoire. It was there that my eyes … Continue reading To shave, or not to shave, that is, not really the question – Lea Heim

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#SheffieldGirl

#sheffieldgirl was born in October 2015 but Sheffield girls have been around for years, making music, taking care of business and always bringing the party. We collaborated with the creator of the hashtag to make an event celebrating Sheffield 'girls' and there place in the music scene. We wanted to share all this information we … Continue reading #SheffieldGirl

Interview with Geek Girls’ Director Gina Hara

Geek Girls sounds like a film that would be right up our street doesn’t it? Well quelle surprise, it is! Director Gina Hara spent the past few years investigating the secret world of lady gamers, scientists and comic-fanatics, piecing her findings together in an insightful documentary that highlights the many barriers feminism still needs to … Continue reading Interview with Geek Girls’ Director Gina Hara

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

Becoming a mother needn’t end your creative journey – Talitha Kukk

I fell in love just before my 25th birthday. Just before my 26th birthday I gave birth to my first child, a baby girl. We named her Lo. She is my finest accomplishment, but my goodness, it's difficult to get ANYTHING done once you have a mewing little infant to take care of - which is worrisome … Continue reading Becoming a mother needn’t end your creative journey – Talitha Kukk