You made this book - last chance to get names in!
Friday, 3 September 2021
Lovely supporter family, we are nearly there. Our publication date is confirmed for March 2022 and as you can see we are in the "Final Design" phase. The big news is we will be closing our supporters list at midnight on 26 September which means it's the last chance to get your names in the book!
I hope you've had a good summer, despite the grey skies (actual and metaphorical) there have been…
Off to the publishers!
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Happy Spring, Easter, Pesach, Persian New Year, Holi, Lailatul-Baraat, lockdown easing...
On this sunny Tuesday it feels like there is a change in the air and plenty to mark, or celebrate. And as part of that I am absolutely thrilled to let you know that I have submitted the 100 Voices manuscript to Unbound!
I’ve spent the last two months chatting to our writers, and even adding…
We did it! 100 Voices is 100 % going to happen
Monday, 11 January 2021
Happy New Year! I am overjoyed that my first message to you all in 2021 is to tell you that the book is fully funded.
I have spent most of the day dancing.
We reached 90% last week and it’s been an amazing seeing the project build momentum over the week! Wow. Thank you so much to all our new supporters who have gotten us over the line and secure the future of this book!
And to all of you…
Hello 2021! 100 Voices end of year thank you and Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Dear supporters, we are nearly there, just 8 copies from 90%!
This one is to say a huge THANK YOU for all of your help, patience and amazing cheer during this strange old year. I hope wherever you are you are healthy and are able to get a break this Christmas.
I know for many it will have been a year to forget, but I wanted to give a quick run down of the year for 100 Voices to share some of…
85% funded. Let's have a party (details enclosed)
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
A very quick update to share the good news - we are now 85% funded!
I am absolutely thrilled to bits that we’ve reached this milestone, a massive thanks to all of you for telling your friends and spreading the word about our book of stories by 100 of the most talented writers in the UK (who happen to be female). These stories need to be shared, and we are very close now to making…
Black Friday 25% off for feminists and friends
Thursday, 26 November 2020
It's been quite a week (Tier 3 tears, anyone?) but the only Black Friday we want to tell you about is the one with many bargainous books, running at Unbound today.
Between 10am and midnight today, you or your friends can get a whopping 25% off any reward up to £75. That means that instead of £25 the book is £18.75, so please do forward this to friends who might be interested…
Light in the Darkness
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Hi all, I wanted to share some brilliant news! We have hit 80% funded, with less than 30 copies to go before our next big milestone! We’re so close now. And we are launching a very beautiful Gift Certificate to wow your loved ones.
The festive season is, thanks to Lockdown 2.0, well and truly here. Yesterday I saw not only a lit up tree but a house with a fairly-light reindeer and flashing Merry…
What day of the week is it anyway?
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Midweek, Hump-day, Odin’s Day… It is exactly one week until our Lockdown Lift-Up.
The days have been bleeding into another for a while,but however you’re choosing to identify today, here at 100 Voices one thing is for certain, on Wednesday 28th October from 8pm we will be getting together with our friends to raise our spirits, and hopefully some funds for our book of 100 women writers. Sound fun…
Back to School...
Friday, 11 September 2020
Etcha-sketch and Grange Hill vibes
Happy Friday to our 383 supporters! Welcome to our new friends and hello again to our pals who have been with us since the start. Another season turns and I am THRILLED to say we have raised 13 of 17 grand. We’re at 76% funded. Over three-quarters there.
We’re not stopping. We are driving to get to 80% funded this month. Once that happens, we will be rolling…
70% and counting - things are happening!
Friday, 24 July 2020
Happy #friyay everyone, it’s finally here. And what a week it’s been!
The world is moving fast and slow at the moment, but for 100 Voices it has been an outstanding couple of weeks. Welcome to our amazing new supporters – there are now 366 of you and you have taken us over 70%. We’re under 20 copies from 75% funded. A huge milestone.
I’m not sure I would have believed it two weeks ago, but…
10 sponsored copies available now!
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
We have NEWS!
The brilliant team at Croydon Cycle Theatre are offering a special reward to help access our brilliant book of 100 writers coming together to make women’s stories count. Every penny we make on our crowdfunder goes to getting our book on the shelves, sharing 100 true stories of women’s lives today. We’re doing it because we believe women’s voices need to be heard, and our writing should…
You’re invited to a party!
Friday, 15 May 2020
It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote an update, but time feels very fluid at the moment. I hope you and your families, friends, neighbours are all well.
For me, the thing getting me through is the stories of lockdown love-ins, of socially distanced socialising. It’s scary out there, but a smile from a stranger rarely goes wrong in my book. That, and getting dressed up to go to the “theatre…
Cheer in times of change. And change again.
Sunday, 29 March 2020
*News flash* This Tuesday 31 March at 6.30pm UK time we are coming to your house! 100 Voices writers are sharing stories at the online Stay At Home literary festival and you’re invited. Click this link at 6.30pm. Please do tell your friends to come along to find out about what we do and help us in the last push to get our book of 100 women writers funded.
But before we get to that, how are you?…
Introducing... our mentors
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Today we are launching a whole new reward!
7 of the best writers in the United Kingdom (in my opinion, but also in the bookshelves and reviews, you know) have offered to provide a once-in-a-lifetime chance of a creative consultation. There’s more on who is giving you this brilliant opportunity further down. But first, a quick story.
I couldn’t spell my surname until I was 7. It’s long…
100 Voices are going to change the world! A bit...
Thursday, 30 January 2020
It’s almost the end of the first month of the decade. It’s been a long one.
The good news is that spring is apparently on the way... and with it some very exciting 100 Voices news.
Some of you have been with us for almost a year now. What’s happened in that time? Some pretty life changing stuff I hear from social media and events - I’m not saying it’s ALL due to your amazing…
Happy New Year and thanks to all of our supporters!
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
2019 was an exciting year for 100 Voices. We started the year with the kernel of an idea - what if we took our podcast of over 100 women’s stories about life in the UK, 100 years after women got the vote - and made it a book!
With the dream of boosting the visibility of women writers and the audibility of their stories we signed a book contract with the publisher Unbound and started our quest…
We’re at 50%! Happy democracy day friends.
Thursday, 12 December 2019
As we take to the polls (have you voted yet?) I wanted to share a bit of 100 Voices news, joy and a special offer!
100 Voices all started with a vote, after all. I set it up the project to celebrate 100 years since a selection of women were first permitted to vote. It was a small difference and a huge step forward for women. But 101 years later, young women are still the least likely demographic…
The Voices of Windrush
Thursday, 24 October 2019
In a special feature to mark Black History Month, writer and performer Natalie Twum-Barima records an exclusive poem for 100 Voices for 100 Years. It’s a moving tribute to the families of Windrush through the imagined voices of those that took the journey. We’re thrilled that Natalie is going to be one of the writers that will be featured in the beautiful book we’re making (see below for more details…
100 Voices - Message from Ros...
Friday, 11 October 2019
Hello, I’m Ros Ball, one of the 100 voices. Miranda has passed me the pen to bring you an update as we continue our push to get our stories heard.
Last week a group of the 100 voices writers met in a Bill’s restaurant in Holborn, London because it has a hidden history. It was the HQ of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), a group better known as the suffragettes. There’s no blue plaque…
It's here... ☀️☀️☀️
Friday, 23 August 2019
Hey 100 Voices supporters, hope you're about ready for a baking Bank Holiday. As if the weather wasn't exciting enough we are beside ourselves at 100 Voices, as we have just 20 copies to sell before we get to the half way mark!
Phew. It's been a great triumph to get this far and they tell me that once we got that magic 50, it's all downhill. Please tell a friend about us over your many picnics…
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…