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In the second part of Lin’s testimony she talks about her working class upbringing, her grammar school education and experiences of going to university. She talks about women’s hidden histories, class and the joufulness of solidarity. “We didn’t necessarily think about it much ourselves, we just get on with things. That time was really important.…Keep reading
Lin talks about her involvement with a radical bookshop in Swansea in the 1970s called Revolt which was where she first encountered feminist magazines. She remembers attending Women’s Liberation conferences and talks about sexuality and political lesbianism, women’s health, self publishing and distribution and the importance of support networks. « Helen’s testimony (2 of 2)…Keep reading
In the second part of her testimony, Helen talks about her mother’s experiences as a young woman, feeling like part of the wider Women’s Movement through Spare Rib magazine and activism in the early 1980s at the Women Against Violence Against Women conference. Lin’s testimony (1 of 2) » Do you still read feminist magazines…Keep reading
In the first part of her testimony Helen talks about her introduction to Spare Rib magazine in the early 1970’s. She discusses issues around women’s health and in particular, mental health « Joanne’s testimony (3 of 3) Recording in progress. Helen would you mind just telling us a little bit about yourself first of all…Keep reading
We’re excited to announce that the Liberating Histories team will be presenting their research at the FEMCORUS symposium, ‘Rewired and revamped? Media & trans/national feminisms in Europe and beyond’ at Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, 11-12 May 2023. We’ll be talking about affect, anger and loneliness in feminist magazines. You can find a full programme here. Networks…Keep reading
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