#MeToo

#Next100Years: A Woman’s Place is in the Gallery

Gender segregation in art schools, barring from life drawing classes, and no elected women in the Royal Academy of the Arts (RA): by the time a proportion of women won the right to vote, they had emerged from a century of discrimination and underrepresentation in the arts world.  And they …

#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 …

Time’s Up for Performative Allyship

At the 75th Golden Globes award ceremony, almost every single guest in attendance was wearing black. Supposedly, the choice of hue was more than a simple fashion statement, and was actually a display of solidarity against the culture of misogyny, abuse and sexual assault that has been allowed to run …

Should We Separate the Art From the Artist?

It’s amazing to see survivors finally being able to come forward and name their abusers. It’s even more incredible to see fellow survivors being believed and action being taken against their assailants. However, each new #MeToo story that emerges where the accused is a prominent actor, musician or writer brings with it an …

Stop Making Me Relive My Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: Abuse, assault, rape, rape threats and alluding to Harvey Weinstein and the Twitter situation. — Friends, I’m exhausted. I’m emotionally exhausted from reliving my trauma every day on social media. I’m exhausted on behalf of all women and non binary folks that have to constantly share their stories …