Articles about Interviews

“Growing older as a woman is an act of defiance”

Joanna Whitehead speaks with Anna Calvi about gender, feminism and her new album Hunter

Joanna Whitehead // 18 October 2018

Categories: Features, Interviews

“Growing up I never had a princess that looked like me, now I can get an action doll with cornrows!”: an interview with Letitia Wright

Emily Zinkin got to see Black Panther star Letitia Wright, who plays Wakandan royalty and tech genius Shuri, in interview at London Comicon

Emily Zinkin // 18 September 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Singing out loud

Singer/songwriter Emma Back has created a sophisticated debut album that holds up a mirror to the world. She talks to Cazz Blase about songwriting, singing and activism

Cazz Blase // 18 August 2018

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

Making music outside the mainstream

Punk, singer-songwriter and academic Helen McCookerybook talks to her former student and award winning British/Polish singer Katy Carr about song writing, blackbirds, Eric Ravilious and why a loaf of bread is not just a loaf of bread. Jane L North is on hand to observe

Jane North // 3 December 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

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

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

“I just wanted to prove her wrong”: interview with Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

Our new contributor Ellie Broughton talks to Lady Macbeth producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly on creating a collaborative environment on set and colour-blind casting

Ellie Broughton // 8 October 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews

“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

How to be a feminist porn director

Laura Elias Casas interviews two women porn industry figures about where, how and why feminism fits in

Laura Elias Casas // 30 July 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

“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

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

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 with 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

Fear does not need to be translated: Mattie Do in conversation

“Final Girls” Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe chat to Mattie Do, first film director to ever direct a horror film in Laos, about ghosts, spirit houses and being a woman director

Various Authors // 27 December 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“I’m so bloody glad I get to call myself a woman”

Huma Munshi talks to playwright Theresa Ikoko about her new play, Girls, and is inspired by her evident need to create a different and better world

Huma Munshi // 15 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

How close can you get? Karen Guthrie in conversation

Ania Ostrowska talks to Karen Guthrie about the making of her intimate family documentary The Closer We Get

Ania Ostrowska // 6 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews

Diversity of women’s voices at the Chinese Visual Festival

Nuala Gathercole Lam chats to the festival’s curator Xie Jingjing and filmmaker Yang Lina who both offer insights into Chinese women in film and on screen

Nuala Gathercole Lam // 5 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“It was such a laugh!” Writer Nell Dunn in conversation

Selina Robertson interviews Nell Dunn, novelist and the screenwriter behind Ken Loach’s first feature film Poor Cow, as the 1967 classic is re-released in cinemas

Selina Robertson // 7 June 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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