Articles by Joanna Whitehead

“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

June 2015 playlist

June 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 30 June 2015

Categories: Blog

May 2015 playlist

May 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 31 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Du Blonde ambition

Joanna Whitehead discusses feminism, riot grrrl and the explosive sound of Du Blonde's new album

Joanna Whitehead // 18 May 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

April 2015 playlist

April 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 28 April 2015

Categories: Blog

March 2015 playlist

March 2015 playlist. Listen up!

Joanna Whitehead // 31 March 2015

Categories: Blog

February 2015 playlist

February 2015 playlist - LGBT history month special!

Joanna Whitehead // 22 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

A round-up of the articles and blog pieces we've been reading over the past week

Joanna Whitehead // 16 February 2015

Categories: Blog

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