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Women’s histories in Glasgow’s place names

There are hundred, thousands  of streets and buildings in Glasgow. Most are named after white men. Many after somewhat dubious characters who profited from slaving. There are streets named after lightweight and stylish fabrics, like Muslin Street. But women… not so much. If you exclude those named for queens, very few tell women’s stories. Here’s […]

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Body dissatisfaction is an epidemic: this photo resonates with my feelings about my own post-surgery body

A post from our Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh ‘Monster’ by Jo Spence resonates with  my emotions about my body. Jo Spence was a feminist photographer who sadly died in 1992, a month before her 58th Birthday. In 1982 Jo was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her previous work– weddings, family portraits and acting portfolios – gave […]

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There will never be a statue for me. Celebrate the invisible women on #IWD2016

Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh speaks up for every invisible woman. This is the Mind Waves contribution to Women’s Protest 2015: a celebration of 100 years since the Glasgow rent strikes. It’s International Women’s Day on March 8. We’d like to celebrate all the women who’s stories have never been heard. Some of the women who […]

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Reading for wellbeing: Glasgow Women’s Library’s Commonwealth programme

As part of our work with #citizen14, we visited the Glasgow Women’s Library and spoke to Sue John about all the exciting things that are happening there during the Games. It was great to hear about their Commonwealth woman writers’ talks and their Read, Relax, Recharge programme on writing for wellbeing. We’re definitely going to […]

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