100 years after getting the Vote, 100 female writers share their story
Bestselling author Louise Jensen; playwright Sabrina Mahfouz; Iranian poet Sogol Sur; Sunday Times' Sophie Haydock; Radio London DJ Sarah Burnett; disability campaigner Isabelle Clement; cofounder of The Whole Kahani writing collective Reshma Ruia; playwright and Dr Who actor Jessica Hayles; entrepreneur and CEO of the international Dating Awards Charly Lester; crime writer Emma Flint; Northern Writer of the Year Gaynor Jones; Scottish slam poet performer LA Traynor; and the founder of Ad Hoc Fiction publishers, Jude Higgins.
Friday, 5 July 2019
This Thursday I had the total honour of giving a reading from the 100 Voices book at the Womenspire Awards in Cardiff. The event is an annual hootenanny celebrating women from all over Wales, especially those working in their community to bash down all sorts of barriers relating to inclusion and women's equality.
I arrived while the team behind the event, employees of the women's equality charity…
Guess who made the Top Ten?
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Summer is here!
I'm typing feverishly in order to claim that as I write - the SUN IS OUT. As someone who has spent a lot of time outside recently, this is big news.
More big news is that it will soon be 5 months since 100 Voices launched on Unbound, 5 months of campaigning, coercing and collaborating with new friends to make our book even more amazing than it was when we first deep-winter-dreamed…
Birthday treats for Guilty Feminists
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
This week 100 Voices is celebrating its birthday! It's a year since our podcast of true stories by women writers from all over the UK culminated on 16 May 2018 (check out http://www.100voicesfor100years.com)
We're hoping these moving, funny and inspiring stories all about achievement will be shared with even more people through our beautiful Unbound book. To mark the anniversary we are jumping…
May-king headway (and news of a Birthday)
Friday, 10 May 2019
Hello everyone, wishing you Happy May, royal child celebrations, footballing glory, Iron Throne speculation and above all, an escape from the rain that has been drumming on the boat for what seems like eternity...
We are almost one hundred days into our crowdfunding project! On 16 May we will be celebrating not only that but the anniversary of the 100 Voices For 100 Years podcast reaching our goal…
Why have seconds when you can have thirds?!
Saturday, 6 April 2019
WE ARE A THIRD OF THE WAY THERE!
This week has been incredible. Last Sunday I stopped relentlessly checking the funding page to see if anyone had pledged for a few hours and got on with my life. I went for a long walk, listened to the radio and cooked a roast (Anna Jones you are a gift from above). Then, quickly, before watching a film I dared to look. I was stunned. The funding had jumped up.…
100 supporters and counting!
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
We have over 100 supporters!
What an awesome way to kick off our crowdfunding campaign proper, as we announce to the world what we are doing with our official launch on 6 March 2019.
It's been really exciting to see more of our friends and family joining our supporters over the last few weeks. I've been battling time difference and lack of wifi while on a backpacking…
We are off!
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
I am totally thrilled to say that the 100 Voices book is on its way to becoming a fully fledged reality. It's a hugely important book full of new talent and stories that have not been given the platform they deserve - until now.
What is it?
A year ago, I launched a project to commemorate the centenary of the Act that allowed the first women in the U.K to vote, and celebrate…
These people are helping to fund 100 Voices.