Click on the image to check out my response to Rihanna’s BBHMM video at Zestyverse:
I was delighted to be asked to contribute to Beth Amato’s annual Women You Should Know series of guest blog spots. I chose to write about Olivia Robertson, an inspirational spiritual leader and Anglo-Irish contemporary of Yeats, who passed away in November 2013. Check out the post here.
Las week I was at Smashing the Patriarchy’s conference on feminism in academic theses at the University of Dundee, presenting my paper “Marianne Moore and Gift Exchange: A Feminist Re-Reading of Influence”. It was great to get feedback from a warm and supportive audience drawn from many disciplines. Scottish Women’s Aid provided an affecting keynote on the sociology behind their strategies to support women suffering domestic violence. We had a good discussion about feminism’s reputation problem, and the usefulness of women-only spaces for education and safe dialogue.