Arts + Culture

The Spirit of Womanism

When Winnie Dunn thinks of the women who have shaped her, she thinks of one woman in particular: her grandmother.

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Becoming Shelf Aware

Literature is something I have always loved. By the time I reached university, I could quote Fitzgerald lines about mysterious green light or the elusive American Dream but the only women in my favourite books were objects of desire or disdain. I was a strident feminist, posters on my wall, proud attendee of Slut Walk and yet, my reading didn’t match. I was stuck reading books I was told were ‘classics’ or ‘essential reading’ without realising none of them contained any women like me.  During an English Literature class in my third...

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