Updates

100% funded

Friday, 14 August 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Dangerous Women has achieved its target and is now fully funded. We have been blown away by the response to our campaign - we can't wait to share the finished book with everyone.

Our sincerest thanks go to Unbound, who have helped us every step of the way; to our wonderful authors, whose work continues to inspire us; to the original Dangerous Women Project team…

The latest news on "Dangerous Women": awards, Google Doodles and more

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

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It's been a busy summer so far for the Dangerous Women Project. The book currently has 405 pledges, and has reached 77% of our target funding. The match funding we secured last month to take us to 100% will arrive in the next few days, and then it's full steam ahead to printing the book!

We've also been enjoying some lovely news about our authors in recent weeks: on Monday, Irenosen Okojie was…

"The chariot wheels of progress": of medics and milestones

Monday, 23 March 2020

In these remarkable and uncertain times, we are so thrilled to see that Dangerous Women has just jumped to 66% funded. What a milestone! Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, and welcome to our community!

Like all of us, the Dangerous Women team are full of admiration for the tireless workers in the NHS, and indeed in hospitals around the world, as they strive to overcome the coronavirus.…

50% funded!

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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Today we reached 50% funding! Thank you so much to you all for getting us here. Your support and dedication to the book makes it such a joy to work on. Over here at Dangerous Women HQ we are beaming with joy at the idea that other people want to read this book as much as we do. As promised, we are going to spill some more beans on the manuscript. We have chosen 50 of our favourite pieces, aiming to…

2019 Twitter Advent Calendar

Monday, 2 December 2019

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You can find out more about all of our wonderful authors in our Twitter Advent Calendar, where we'll be celebrating two contributors to the book each day until Christmas. The first authors were Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Professor Liz Campbell. Nicola is First Minister of Scotland, leader of the Scottish National Party, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Southside since 2007. Liz is Chair…

Author Spotlight: Pegi Eyers

Monday, 18 November 2019

This week, we chatted with Pegi Eyers, a Dangerous Women author who is a devotee of nature-based culture and all that is sacred to the Earth.  She lives in the countryside near Nogojiwanong in Mississauga Anishnaabe territory (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) on a hilltop with views reaching for miles in all directions. Her piece targets the passive white woman in the struggle for intersectional…

Author Spotlight: Sujana Upadhyay

Thursday, 31 October 2019

This week we hear from Sujana Upadhyay, whose Dangerous Women piece is called “A deep shade of red”. A bilingual poet, playwright and researcher, Sujana’s work mainly explores human relationships, traditional practices and our interconnectedness with nature, often drawing inspiration from her childhood in Nepal, interest in folklore and work in gender relations.

- What is your writing process…

New podcast: "Sharing Things"

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Episode 5 of Sharing things is out today! This week’s podcast guests are Srishti Chaudhary and Abrisham Ahmadzadeh. Srishti studied creative writing at the University of Edinburgh, and her first novel, Once Upon A Curfew, was released in April 2019. Abrisham is a fourth-year classics student who’s working on the launch of Dangerous Women, a book consisting of 50 pieces all answering the question,…

Author Spotlight: Glynis Ridley

Friday, 11 October 2019

Today in our author spotlights, we hear from Glynis Ridley, an academic who focusses on the 18th century. Glynis is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her current book project stems from a flea-market purchase of a notebook kept from 1824-27 by Thomasina Gleadowe-Newcomen of Dublin, Ireland, and will become a biography of Thomasina, her family…

Author Spotlight: Meltem Naz Kaso Corral Sánchez

Friday, 20 September 2019

To bring some insight into Dangerous Women behind the scenes, some of our authors have answered questions about their writing process, their involvement with the Dangerous Women Project and their favourite women from history. In bringing the project into 2019, the authors have worked tirelessly to do themselves and the dangerous women they are representing proud, in amending and updating their…

25% funded!

Thursday, 5 September 2019

We are officially 25% funded! We can’t thank you enough for your support and dedication - in pledging for our book, you have got us one step closer to telling the stories of women unheard. We couldn’t have got here without you! And in doing so, we are placing many more people on the map with your names in the back of the book.

If you haven’t yet pledged, now is the time! Please help us get to 50…

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114% funded
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