This winter I was honoured to be asked to contribute to the Dangerous Women Project, a fantastic initiative currently running out of the University of Edinburgh. The project asks the question ‘what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’ and is posting a different response each day for a year (between International Women’s Day 2016 & 2017). For the project I was interviewed in advance of my upcoming workshop for the Audacious Women Festival by the wonderful Jess Orr, a fellow PhD researcher and one of the festival organisers. Jess and I talked about what it’s like being a female spoken word artist in today’s scene, especially the experience of being loud in a culture that generally expects women to be more demure. We also chatted about the poem I wrote for YWCA Scotland for their Envision 2035 campaign, which I’ve linked below. The link to the interview is here; check it out if you’re interested, and definitely peruse the other posts on the site as it’s full of fascinating research, creative work, and essays from a wide diversity of women. Hope you have a great week!
- Performing at the Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam November 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/centre-events/8551/book-week-scotland-poetry-slam-2017
- Support act at Ben Fagan's Book Launch December 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Cl, Edinburgh EH8 8DT, UK https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/some-traveller-launch-ben-fagan-spoken-word-and-opera-tickets-39544490636
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