Articles about Culture and Media

The media and popular culture are practically inescapable, and all the time they sends us messages about women and men. What does mainstream culture say about men, women, and feminism?

Say it loud, sing it loud

Victoria Bailey meets Cassie Fox of music promoters Loud Women, a group dedicated to supporting women in music

Victoria Bailey // 25 May 2018

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Herstory, Interviews, Music

Blindfold

Wedaeli Chibelushi meets musician Marie Naffah whose project Blindfold provides a platform for blind and partially sighted musicians and their experiences

Wedaeli Chibelushi // 19 May 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features, Music

“I will never, ever stop asking for trans people to be treated with basic dignity”

Joanna Whitehead speaks to the inimitable activist Paris Lees about feminism, class and how trans rights are human rights

Joanna Whitehead // 12 April 2018

Categories: Activism, Class, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Surfing the Femme Wave

As festival season approaches, Victoria Bailey looks to Canada’s Femme Wave for inspiration in a sea of same-old, same-old and male-dominated programmes

Victoria Bailey // 29 March 2018

Categories: Activism, Comedy, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Music

Circus Kathmandu: survivors of trafficking reclaim their skills

Kate McLarnon, one of the directors of documentary Even When I Fall, tells Ania Ostrowska about the extraordinary journey of her subjects

Ania Ostrowska // 26 March 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

To be young, Bipolar and black: Why Nina Simone’s story matters in the wake of #MeToo

Emma Yapp looks back at Nina Simone's life and how #MeToo could do better by black and mentally ill women

Emma Yapp // 19 March 2018

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships, Violence

The incredible flying women

Poppy Burton-Morgan considers the powerful messages about gender and bodies that can be conveyed by circus

Poppy Burton-Morgan // 14 March 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

“Our mission is to promote and develop African and Caribbean creative talent in its widest sense”

The F-Word interviews Anna Coombs of Tangle Theatre

Emily Holyoake // 3 March 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

“I want to be ant in the corner of the room, not the elephant at its centre”

Carla Pol explains why she moved from Italy to the UK to pursue her standup career

Carla Pol // 1 February 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

“I hope this work can inspire women and men to get in touch with and honour the creative power of the mother”

Erin Aniker speaks with artist Camille Sanson about the mental health fears and stigmas surrounding childbirth and motherhood

Erin Aniker // 26 January 2018

Categories: Art, Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews, Reviews

Goodbye Leia (and thank you, Carrie)

Emily Zinkin says goodbye to Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia but is still not done going on adventures in a galaxy far, far away or smashing the space patriarchy

Emily Zinkin // 19 January 2018

Categories: Comics, Culture and Media, Features, Reviews

Calming down in Camden

The F-Word interviews some of the artists taking part in the ‘Calm Down Dear’ festival

Lissy Lovett // 14 January 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews

The last cultural taboo?

Kirsty Folan sees the hypocrisy in a UK society that is getting older but still expects its women musicians and performers to remain ageless

Kirsty Folan // 28 December 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Music, Stereotypes

The Sycamore Gap: women filmmakers who tell their stories themselves

Meet the all-women team behind The Sycamore Gap, a student film that breaks with the period drama conventions

Josie Deacon // 28 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Stop sneering at Black Friday shoppers

Joanna Whitehead is critical of sensationalist media coverage that portrays the victims of austerity as 'vulgar' or 'lesser' for participating in Black Friday spending

Joanna Whitehead // 23 November 2017

Categories: Class, Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Work and Play

How to reach the goal of #nopredators in film industry?

Becky Kukla chats to Rebecca Long and Ian Davies about Boudica Films’ new campaign launched in the aftermath of Weinstein scandal

Becky Kukla // 21 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“As a working-class woman of colour there are sections of feminism that aren’t made with me in mind”

Lissy Lovett interviews Koko Brown over email about her new play WHITE

Lissy Lovett // 14 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

#BlackComicsMonth

Emily Zinkin discusses Black Comics Month and celebrates black female comic creators

Emily Zinkin // 31 October 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

“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

Why I wrote a comedy about my eating disorder

A look at how Nutritiously Nicola, Natalie Bray's semi-autobiographical webseries, helped her cope with an eating disorder

Natalie Bray // 1 August 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features

“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

Women and music festivals, again…

Cazz Blase argues that we need to seriously reconsider the pulling power of women performers at festivals

Cazz Blase // 30 June 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

You are born free and you are born brave

Ania Ostrowska chats to Erin Heidenreich, director of documentary Girl Unbound showing at the Human Rights Watch Festival in London

Ania Ostrowska // 13 March 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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