This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's April 2020 "The Female Empowerment" Issue

A recent exhibition at the Tate Modern highlights the work of the anonymous group ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Through donning gorilla masks, this group of artists post blazing...

May 7, 2020

Illustration by Sravya Attaluri | @sravya_attaluri on Instagram 

On the pre-lockdown streets, experiencing casual sexual harassment in public was uncomfortable. From days wearing my school uniform to a university student, being catcalled or sexually harassed has for me,...

 Image by Petra Eriksson

Feminism is a topic that I’m constantly writing or reading about, and both as a movement and as a literary genre, it has become a primary focus of my day-to-day life. However, ironically, it remains a topic that I don’t think is taught about nea...

June 19, 2019

Whether it is on social media or television, the subject of the feminine condition is on everyone’s lips; be it the gender pay-gap or sexual harassment, women around the world are raising their voice in order to share the reality of being a woman in a world mostly cont...

May 15, 2019

Coming of age stories are not new, but the coming of age of a young woman told through the lens of her sexual empowerment, is a powerful statement on what it means to grow up, as a female, today. We follow two characters—one representing the Brain and one the Clitoris—...

May 8, 2019

Designer Annaïss Yucra Mancilla reflects Peru’s social issues through clothes. Her new collection focuses on the issue of femicides. Fluffy textures, layered stylisation of illustration, piercing audio, interaction with body and space, bright colours and natural lines...

March 16, 2019

Angela Davis returned to the Southbank Centre for International Women’s Day 2019, following her 2017 talk about gender equality in the “post-Trump era”. Around 8pm, she had a sold-out audience waiting for her, who erupted into an instant standing ovation as soon as Dav...

March 16, 2019

For International Women’s Day 2019, The Women of The World foundation held their annual WOW Festival on March 8 and 9 at the Southbank Centre. The WOW Foundation is, since this year, an independent foundation from the Southbank Centre. The initiative, founded by Jude K...

March 7, 2019

Through her performances and writings, Julia Pascal has fought throughout her life for minorities and has tried to give them a voice, at a time when many still face, on regular basis, attacks for ‘accidents’ of birth. First female director of The National Theatre, Juli...

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