Reclaim the Night

On Friday 20th April women across Liverpool united in a powerful protest against gendered violence in all its forms. As a committee member of the Feminist Society at the University of Liverpool I was given the opportunity to be a steward and on the committee for Reclaim the Night which is a night for women…

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Running with IJM

International Justice Mission are an incredible organisation working to fight against slavery. I have mentioned them many times over my social media, especially Instagram. But I wanted to have a post on here dedicated to the half-marathon I ran on 25th March in Liverpool. I raised £125 for them – thank you so much!  …

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24 hour Stand For Freedom

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…

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Homelessness from Multiple Perspectives: an event by Help the Homeless Society

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.…

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‘’Masculine Mystique’’?

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…

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can we put a label on body shape?

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…

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Feminism: My Perspective

‘I am 20 years old, in the middle of my degree with the realisation that I will leave university next year and face a world on my own, where women are seen by some as lesser than men; Incapable because they are women – not measured by ability but by gender.’ The quote above was…

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A New Direction

Last week I finished my exams, thank goodness! I have still been active on Instagram, trying to keep online in the midst of stress and all the inevitable feelings exams bring. I had been on and off with my blog since last September until I re-created it over Christmas – during exam revision (slight procrastination?)…

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