Recently I was asked to contribute to "Why are we still here?", a Commonwealth Writers blog about feminism for International Women's Day on 8 March.
My post went up on the day itself, with a new one going up every day since. More will go up over the next week, including:
Right now you can read:
- Poet and playwright Sitawa Namwalie on the incremental fight against deep-rooted gender equality in Kenya
- Urvashi Butalia, founder of India’s Zubaan Books, on the changing landscape of feminist publishing and its relevance today
- Writer and academic Martine Delvaux on the importance of feminist writing in countering the erasure of women in Canada
- Film activist Marian Evans on the deficit of complex female protagonists in New Zealand’s film industry
- Trinidadian activist and artist Ellen O’Malley Camps on carnival theatre, working in a maximum security prison and fifty years of feminist activism.