Spotlight interview VII: Poornima Sukumar

1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires you to work tirelessly for social justice. My name is Poornima Sukumar, I am an artist and muralist from India and I love traveling and meeting people […]

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Spotlight interview VI: Gillian Jack

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. I’m a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. I submitted my thesis in September 2017. It investigated how civic authorities in Renaissance Florence tried to fund and control a monastery for repentant prostitutes. […]

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Spotlight Interview V: Madeleine Black

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires to work tirelessly for social justice. My name is Madeleine Black, I’m 52 and a Londoner living in Glasgow.  My main role is as a psychotherapist but recently published […]

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Spotlight interview IV: Nina Milliken

 1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. I am a 27 year old graduate student studying materials science and engineering in North Carolina. Other than time spent living abroad in England for a year and a half, I have lived my […]

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Spotlight interview III: Jules Sheridan

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could be your inspiration for the line of career or journey as a woman in a world dominated by men. I would describe myself as a political activist with a specific interest in issues surrounding […]

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Day 1: 16 Days Campaign Launch

Yesterday (November 25th, 2017) was officially the Launch of our 16 days of action against gender-based violence (GBV) Campaign! We were honoured to host a variety of inspirational speakers at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Our Launch speakers were Ruth McQuaid (Equality Lead, COPFS), Gordon McCreadie (National Lead for Domestic Abuse, Police Scotland), Thanos Karatzias (Director […]

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Spotlight Interview II: Harriet Fildes

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could be your inspiration for the line of career or journey as a woman in a world dominated by men. I’m a writer really, in various forms. I’ve been in academia for several years, which […]

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Spotlight Interview: Keigh-Lee Paroz

1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires to work tirelessly for social justice. I’m aiming for somewhere between professional enthusiast and polymath! Working in the creative industries and the legal sector is a fascinating mix […]

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WITNESS – A book that gives a voice to domestic violence survivors

In November 2016 my book WITNESS was published – self-published.  WITNESS recounts Sarah’s experience of living with a violent and abusive man in a relationship lasted 20 years.  I wrote this book to help give voice to the millions of women who have shared Sarah’s experience of marriage, and to picture for others the lived […]

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Part II – My life with FGM: Aisha’s story

This is part two of a blog series. If you have not read part one, please click here. The series is chronological and therefore reading them in order is integral. Imagine with me that you’re five years old again. What comes to mind? Who comes to mind? Every person reading this will have a unique […]

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