The Norwich Radical: My One Year Anniversary

The other week I wanted to show Bande de Filles aka Girlhood, to 6th Form students in order to get them to come along to the Feminist Club. They had been keen after having Feminista UK coming in to run a workshop with them. Sadly, my efforts at putting colour-posters up, guying popcorn and even buying the DVD specifically to show the film were wasted at this time. It was rather depressing to hear the music at the start repeat in an empty classroom. I guess they’re overworked. And as an English Mentor, I keep giving them extra reading to do as it is!


I’ve been writing for The Norwich Radical for a year now, where I look at the arts through a feminist lens. Girlhood was a film I highlighted for its Feminist credentials. So, I thought this would be an opportune time to highlight the articles I’ve written thus far. You can get a whole list by clicking here.

In order of appearance:

I’m Sorry You’re Offended

Sirens at Soho Theatre

Soho Comedy: Women, ‘It’s Like They’re Real People’

Emmy the Great: Oslo, Hackney

The Bechdel Test Fest

Women of the World Festival 2015: Part 1 and Part 2

Three Women Poets

Women Fashion Power: Not a Multiple Choice Question

Woman Verses World

The Place for Poetry: Fragment and Process, Visual Culture and Performance

The Last Word

Soon Every House Will Have One


To Kill a Mockingbird – Is it Just Me?

In Defence of Telling Girls They Can

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Institute of Sexology and Sex in the Afternoon

Feminist Picks: Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Homework: Molly Naylor and Katie Bonna

Arts Funding: Young People, Women and Intersectionality

Suffragette: The Fight is Not Over

The Hollow of The Hand

Hannah Silva’s ‘Shlock!’

The World Goes Pop

Warsan Shire’s Her Blue Body

Richard Yates: An Accidental Feminist?


My itinerary for Edinburgh Fringe (aka recommendations):

Wednesday 26th August

Arrive: 12.40pm at Edinburgh Airport

Sophia Walker: Can’t Care, Won’t Care
Megan Ford: Feminasty
Kitten Killers: Woolf
Competing in the BBC Fringe Slam
Shazia Mirza
Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Thursday 27th August

Bridget Christie: A Book For Her
Tony Law: Frillemorphesis
Harry Baker: The Sunshine Kid
David Lee Morgan: Building God
Jacke Rooke: Good Grief
Katherine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent
Stand Up & Slam
Kate Smurthwaite: The Wrong Sort of Feminist
Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Friday 28th August

Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn: Fake It til You Make It
John Osborne: Most People Aren’t That Happy Anyway
The Kagools
Ben Norris: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family
Elf Lyons: Being Barbarella
Aisling Bea: Plan Bea
Mark Watson: Flaws

Saturday 29th August

Paula Varjack: How I Became Myself (By Becoming Someone Else)
So It Goes
Sara Hirsch: How Was It For You?
Jemima Foxtrot: Melody
Hannah Chutzpah: Asking Nicely
BBC Fringe Slam Final
Chris Betts: Social Animal

Sunday 30th August

Dave Pickering: What about the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity
Laurence Owen: Cinemusical
Izzy Tennyson: Brute
Phil Jupitus: Apologist Now!
Tim Renkow: Kim Jong-Un, Muhammad, Jesus and Other Power Hungry Maniacs

10.45pm – Megabus Gold home

I’m seeing like 35 shows in five days. Wish me luck!