Articles about Interviews

Jonathan Dean: Rethinking contemporary feminist politics

Jonathan Dean's recent academic book Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics analyses the state of contemporary feminism in the UK, and uses The F-Word as a case study. Catherine Redfern invited him to explain more about his findings

Catherine Redfern // 29 September 2010

Categories: Feminism, Interviews

Empowering just one person: An interview with Zoe Margolis

The outspoken feminist and author of Girl With a One Track Mind and Girl With a One Track Mind: Exposed spoke to Catherine Redfern about feminism, sex, activism and writing

Catherine Redfern // 16 September 2010

Categories: Activism, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

In conversation with Senzeni Marasela

Last year Senzeni Marasela created an art installation called Jonga: the Museum of Women, Dolls & Memories, in a shop-front in Huntly, Scotland. Here Marasela talks to Claudia Zeiske about Barbie and the ways that beauty standards and pressures impose differently on women of colour and white women

Various Authors // 17 March 2010

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Interviews, Racism, Work and Play

Grassroots feminism 2.0?

Want to make connections with grassroots feminist activists across borders and languages? Melanie Maddison talks to Red Chidgey about an online project that aims to help us do just that

Melanie Maddison // 3 March 2009

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Feminism, Interviews

Breaking out of the mould

Claire Daly interviews the first editor of pioneering feminist magazine Spare Rib

Claire Daly // 31 January 2008

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Feminism, Interviews

The woman behind Persephone Books

Nicola Beauman makes a living from re-printing the forgotten works of female writers. She talks to Cazz Blase about chick lit, the 'surplus' women of the inter-war years and the book trade

Cazz Blase // 31 October 2007

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews, Work and Play

Carmen out swinging: Sally Potter takes on opera’s femme fatale

Most productions of the classic opera Carmen would make a feminist wince. Movie director Sally Potter tells Sophie Mayer about her new adaptation

Sophie Mayer // 4 September 2007

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews, Racism, Stereotypes

Zines: for when mainstream media lets us down

Feminist blogs are blooming, but many women seeking a creative outlet still turn to hand-made zines. This May, the Women's Library in London will play host to Zine Fest!, showcasing women's zines past and present, as well as providing scissor-and-paper classes for aspiring zinesters. Red Chidgey, who is organising this first-of-a-kind event, explains to Cazz Blase why zines still flourish and picks some of her favourites

Cazz Blase // 29 March 2007

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Interviews

Jacky Fleming on drawing for feminism

Jacky Fleming is responsible for one of the most iconic images of the feminist movement - plus a stream of widely-distributed cartoons that poke fun at such unlikely subjects as sexual harassment and the male-dominated workplace, as well as men and relationships. Jess McCabe caught up with her by email

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews

From peace camps to protests – Finn Mackay

In the second of a series of interviews with inspiring women, Jess McCabe talks to Finn Mackay, the brains behind the Reclaim the Night marches and the London Feminist Network

Jess McCabe // 3 March 2007

Categories: Feminism, Interviews, Violence

Not a men’s club anymore: Antarctica

Antarctica is one of the toughest environments in the world. In the first of a series of interviews with adventurous, inspiring women, Jess McCabe talks to Allie Barden, better known as blogger 'Sandwichgirl'. about visiting the geographic South Pole, penguins and the challenges of working in subzero temperatures.

Jess McCabe // 6 February 2007

Categories: Interviews

Get Your Frock On: An insight into organising a womens’ community event

Red Chidgey speaks to Coral and Marie, part of 'The Cailleach Collective', inspirational organisers of Glasgow's 'Frock On!' events.

Red Chidgey // 19 September 2003

Categories: Activism, Interviews

Strictly Feminist: Interview with Amy Prior

Amy Bell talks to the writer and Ladyfest London organiser Amy Prior about her work and her feminism.

Amy Bell // 16 February 2003

Categories: Interviews

Feminist Discussion and Action Group

I was really intrigued when I read about the Bradford feminist discussion and action group in Marion's zine 'Who's That Bitch?' earlier this year. Although the group no longer exists, Marion, Julia, Sally and Judith, all members, agreed to share with The F-Word some more information about it.

Catherine Redfern // 16 August 2002

Categories: Activism, Interviews

Interview with Mary-Ann Stephenson

Amy Bell chats with the director of the Fawcett Society as she prepares to leave the post for pastures new

Amy Bell // 16 May 2002

Categories: Feminism, Interviews

Interview with Natasha Walter

Natasha Walter is the author of "The New Feminism (1998)" and edited the collection "On the Move: feminism for a new generation (1999)". She is a regular columnist for The Independent, has worked at Vogue and The Guardian, and has appeared on BBC 2's Newsnight Review. Interview by Catherine Redfern.

Catherine Redfern // 16 January 2002

Categories: Interviews

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