Stemming from the women’s labour movements of the 20th Century, International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March all around the world. On this day we celebrate the achievements of women, reflect on how far women’s rights has come and recognise how far there still is to go, and show our gratitude to the brilliant women in our lives.
Over the past few years we have had the opportunity to publish exceptional work by women writers, artists and thinkers. To celebrate, we have collated eight of our most accessed posts by women here. We hope you enjoy!
- Feed Me and Tell Me I’m Pretty: A Personal Essay – C.S. Barnes
In this brave personal essay, C.S. Barnes reflects on her complicated relationship with food through the years, from comfort eating to comfort starving. Features discussion of eating disorders.
- Foxglove – Kathryn Tann
A beautifully detailed short story describing an encounter between a striking foxglove with a “pale and speckled belly” and a flower-pressing enthusiast.
- Brussels – Theodora Lalova
Teodora Lalova’s poem paints a character portrait of this strange almost anachronistic city.
- Leaving – Yin F Lim
They say home is where the heart is. This non-fiction piece is ruminates on the idea of being at home, leaving one home to create and return to another.
- Lady in the streets, freak in the sheets: challenging the virgin/whore dichotomy on ITV2’s Love Island – Milly Morris
Originally written in 2017, with a foreword on the 2018 series, we believe this piece by Milly Morris still has much to reveal about the way we dichotomise femininity and womanhood.
- My Response – Lucy Zhang
How do we respond when a loved one dies by suicide? How do we return to some semblance of normality?In ‘My Response’, Lucy Zhang documents a life after loss and the day-to-day of grief.
- soup of can(not) – María Paula Currás
Using pop art as a soundboard, the persona of this short but powerful poem takes possession of themselves.
- COMFORT FOODS // Tortang Talong — Sadia Pineda Hameed
In this beautiful piece for COMFORT FOODS, Sadia Pineda Hameed explores matrilineal culinary inheritances and how food and dreams can mediate distance and time.