Activism

The Love Both Campaign in Ireland is Based on Lies

Trigger Warning: This article discusses abortion and the pro-life movement, and contains images of propaganda posters that some readers may find upsetting. — On Friday 25th May, Ireland will hold a referendum on whether or not to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the constitution. The Eighth Amendment, in short, removes bodily autonomy from …

The Faces behind the Repeal the Eighth Campaign

On the 25th May, Ireland will vote on whether to change their abortion laws and repeal the eighth amendment. It has been a long and at times, dangerous campaign for many women and men, but who are the people fighting to repeal the eighth? For many of us, particularly in …

Winnie Mandela and the Forgotten Legacies of African Women

On the 2nd of April 2018, Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson Mandela died at the age of 81. While many people in the Western world only know Winnie as the wife of Nelson Mandela, if they know her at all, CNN referred to her as “one of the greatest icons …

#MeToo – a Women’s Poetry Anthology

#MeToo, a poetry anthology by and for women, will be released on 8th March. Ahead of its publication, poet Deborah Alma talks about the book’s origins. — This book came straight out of a long thread on my Facebook page. I asked women friends of mine to add their name …

Bisexual Identities, Erasure and Representation: An Interview with Nichi Hodgson

At Student Pride 2018, The Nopebook had the pleasure of sitting down with Nichi Hodgson, journalist, sex educator, ex-dominatrix and one of the panellists for the event’s bisexuality discussion on bi representation, erasure and allyship. As a public figure and openly bisexual woman, Nichi offers her insight into bisexual representation, erasure …

Celebrating the Under-Represented at Student Pride

This weekend marked the 13th annual National Student Pride festival, hosted at the University of Westminster in London during the UK’s LGBTQ+ history month. With panels tackling issues such as LGBTQ+ homelessness, bisexuality and being beyond the gender binary, Student Pride centred the often under-represented letters of the LGBTQ acronym at the event …

Why I March: Mythbusting the #TimesUp Rally

‘I should have brought a f*cking coat’ I muttered as I stepped out of Westminster station and turned towards Downing Street into the #TimesUp rally. Stoically stood outside Theresa May’s humble abode for the next two hours, by the end I was hardly the picture of an empowered woman sticking …