Hi I’m Georgia, I’m 21 and currently living in Liverpool. I write on human rights issues with a large focus on women’s rights. The inspiration for this blog is the desire to raise awareness of how women’s rights are violated within every strand of society. But whilst we all know this with everyday sexism flooding our news feeds everyday, from my experience of campaigning, the … Continue reading About
In the early hours of this morning Just Love Liverpool completed their 24 hour Stand For Freedom. This event was done with the support of IJM (International Justice Mission). It is about raising awareness for the 40+ million people still trapped in slavery today. The event began at 8am on Church Street before moving to a house of some of the JLL team to worship, … Continue reading 24 hour Stand For Freedom
On Tuesday 6th February I went to an event run by the Help the Homeless Society at the University of Liverpool. It was incredibly significant as it was a chance to hear from and have an informal chat with people who have experienced it and also people who are working to tackle this issue. Jacq. A, a writer, poet, and activist shared their experience of … Continue reading Homelessness from Multiple Perspectives: an event by Help the Homeless Society
Journalist Mark Rice-Oxley published an aricle for the Guardian on Tuesday 21st November which explores the vitally important issue that men also face oppression, not to the extent of women as Rice-Oxley highlights, but it has to be acknowledged if we are ever to achieve gender equality. This is such an important article to read in understanding feminine and masculine as social constructs (see link for … Continue reading ‘’Masculine Mystique’’?
Hello again, it’s been a while since I last posted! I have been busy spending time with family and preparing for going back to university. As you may have seen on my Instagram page I am currently reading the novels of Jean Rhys as I am studying her for my Dissertation. Rhys is a quick read and great for those who are interested in how … Continue reading A Sue Ryder find!
I always love seeing editorials celebrating every shape and size and Marie Claire has done this brilliantly in the July 2017 issue. We are increasingly seeing that the fashion industry is becoming more accepting of using larger women in campaigns such as the Be Real Body Confidence Campaign (UK) which launched November 2016 (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/london-fashion-week-body-confidence_uk_58a5c870e4b045cd34bf3fa1). I love how Ashley Graham stated for Cosmopolitan.com in April 2016 “I don’t like the term ‘plus-size.’ … Continue reading can we put a label on body shape?
I have started reading Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road again. I read a few chapters a couple of weeks ago as you may have noticed from my Instagram but had to stop due to uni reading taking over. Today I came across the following quote: ‘In much of the world to this day, a woman may be disciplined or even killed for dishonouring … Continue reading 22/06/2017