Articles by Joanna Whitehead

“Everybody that comes here is here for a reason, whether you know it or not”

Jo Whitehead talks to the inspirational Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, director of Oxford’s Young Women’s Music Project, about getting involved in music, sexism in the music industry and maintaining a safe and creative space for the young women of Oxfordshire

Joanna Whitehead // 11 August 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Features, Feminism, Interviews

The F-Word is recruiting!

The F-Word is looking for UK-based volunteers to join our team of editors. We have two roles available: features (co-editing with Sophie and guest blog content (co-editing with Monica)

Joanna Whitehead // 28 July 2017

Categories: Blog

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Grenfell Tower is about race and class

Grenfell Tower has become a symbol of systemic, institutional and structural inequality argues Joanna Whitehead

Joanna Whitehead // 22 June 2017

Categories: Blog

An upbeat, upward trajectory

The recent release of Octo Octa’s latest album 'Where Are We Going?' leaves Joanna Whitehead in no confusion that the only way is up for Maya Morrison-Bouldry

Joanna Whitehead // 14 June 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews

The problem with ‘manning up’

Jo Whitehead enjoys the YA novel Girl Mans Up, but is somewhat disappointed at the lack of critical examination of sexist language and internalised misogyny

Joanna Whitehead // 4 May 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Spring 2017 playlist

Spring 2017 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 2 April 2017

Categories: Blog

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

Joanna Whitehead // 6 March 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Punk’s pioneer

Jo Whitehead is struck by the brutal honesty in Laura Jane Grace’s moving account of being raised as a boy, navigating adulthood as an angry radical and then transitioning while fronting international anarchist punk band, Against Me!

Joanna Whitehead // 11 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Winter 2017 playlist

Some tunes, new and old, to brighten your day

Joanna Whitehead // 6 January 2017

Categories: Blog

Forever friends?

Jo Whitehead identifies with the pain and pleasure that female relationships can offer in Kerry Cohen’s Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir and wonders if we all have a Mean Girl lurking within

Joanna Whitehead // 7 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Autumn 2016 playlist

Autumn 2016 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 26 September 2016

Categories: Blog

“I don’t see it as a negative thing to be a feminist”

Jo Whitehead talks folk tales and musical histories with the pioneering Eno Williams, front woman of Ibibio Sound Machine

Joanna Whitehead // 7 August 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Girls of summer

Women talking about, making and playing music. In a town near you. Hopefully

Joanna Whitehead // 12 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Riot, don’t diet!

Joanna Whitehead reviews the new feminist revenge fantasy Dietland and chats with its author, Sarai Walker

Joanna Whitehead // 24 May 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

May 2016 playlist

May 2016 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 10 May 2016

Categories: Blog

April 2016 playlist

April 2016 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 10 April 2016

Categories: Blog

February 2016 playlist

February 2016 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 10 February 2016

Categories: Blog

January 2016 playlist

January 2016 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 10 January 2016

Categories: Blog

December 2015 playlist

December 2015 playlist. Turn it up!

Joanna Whitehead // 13 December 2015

Categories: Blog

November 2015 playlist

November 2015 playlist. Listen up!

Joanna Whitehead // 1 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Overcoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

October 2015 playlist

October 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 6 October 2015

Categories: Blog

September 2015 playlist

September 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 7 September 2015

Categories: Blog

August 2015 playlist

August 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 3 August 2015

Categories: Blog

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