January Favourites

It’s been a little bit of a ‘dry’ January for me so this list might be a little bit short on purchases. However, I’ve done a lot of watching of things this month because of my lack of money, so expect to see a lot of suggestions for ways to occupy your time instead ofContinue reading “January Favourites”

Is it time to reclaim womensplaining?

Today, I had the joy of someone ‘manspreading’ next to me on the bus. For those who aren’t familiar with the term manspreading is a term used to describe when a man sits down next to you, and essentially feels the need to spread their legs as wide as they can, effectively backing you intoContinue reading “Is it time to reclaim womensplaining?”

Feminist Reading Journey: Alice Walker ‘The Color Purple’

Image: The Kawaii Kollective I don’t know what it’s like to be poor (sure, my family were not what I would have called ‘well off’ but we were far from poor); I don’t know what it’s like to be black; whether I’m ugly or not is subjective and my cooking skills can be pretty decent dependingContinue reading “Feminist Reading Journey: Alice Walker ‘The Color Purple’”

Update: What’s happening with my Feminist Reading Journey

Image: Pexels  It’s been a lot more than a hot minute since I’ve written a post for my feminist reading journey series so I thought now would be a good time to have a bit of a catch up and discuss what’s happening with the series. So sit down, have a cup of tea (orContinue reading “Update: What’s happening with my Feminist Reading Journey”

Feminist Reading Journey: Margaret Atwood ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Image: The Kawaii Kollective Let me start this by saying no I haven’t seen the Hulu TV series yet but I fully intend to! This post however isn’t about the tv series, or the film adaptation, it’s about the novel. I actually read ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ as part of my undergraduate university degree, but I hadContinue reading “Feminist Reading Journey: Margaret Atwood ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’”

Feminist Reading Journey: Marge Piercy ‘Woman on the Edge of Time’

Image: The Kawaii Kollective I’m happy to be back with another post in my feminist reading journey (here’s hoping I can start posting more regularly again). This time I’m focusing on Marge Piercy’s ‘Woman on the Edge of Time’, which is actually something I read in my undergraduate degree, but decided to revisit for thisContinue reading “Feminist Reading Journey: Marge Piercy ‘Woman on the Edge of Time’”

Feminist Reading Journey: Naomi Alderman ‘The Power’

This book has quickly become one of my new favourites. Seriously buy it. Read it. Especially if you’re interested in gender relations. The narrative is set in the future but looking back on a significant change in human history that occured. That change is when the world switches from a patriarchal society to a matriarchalContinue reading “Feminist Reading Journey: Naomi Alderman ‘The Power’”

Feminist Reading Journey: Rupi Kaur ‘Milk and Honey’

Image: The Kawaii Kollective For anyone who isn’t aware of Rupi Kaur, well for one you should be. And two, let me do a little summary that although won’t properly categorise her awesomeness; will help give you an idea of what I knew about Rupi Kaur before reading ‘Milk and Honey’. Before reading due toContinue reading “Feminist Reading Journey: Rupi Kaur ‘Milk and Honey’”

Feminist Reading Journey: Maya Angelou, ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’

Image: The Kawaii Kollective Before I begin talking about Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ I want to talk a little bit again about why I started this journey. For those who don’t know, or haven’t read my previous posts, I began what I have deemed as my ‘feminist’ reading journey because I hadContinue reading “Feminist Reading Journey: Maya Angelou, ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’”

Crazy about Gingham

Image: Wizard of Oz/ Warner Bros.  I’ve not written about fashion before on this blog. In fact, I’ve always been nervous about talking about fashion fullstop. For the longest time I was afraid that feminism and fashion could not align. I always kind of felt that too many people considered fashion too frivolous and thatContinue reading “Crazy about Gingham”