No Place Like Home: What to do indoors this winter season

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To Read or Not to Read: Getting out of your lockdown reading slump!

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Filling Your Cup in 2020

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Filling Your Cup in 2020

“ The phrase “filling your cup” is based on the concept of treating your mental health and wellbeing as a ‘cup’ which needs to be regularly replenished in order for you to face life’s challenges. If you’re currently living under lockdown or Tiered restrictions, some of the things you once did to fill your cup […]

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Lockdown Reads to Lose Yourself In and Love

“ For those of us in the northern hemisphere currently experiencing lockdown, it likely feels very different to the lockdown we went through earlier this year. The shorter days and cooler weather makes cosying up indoors a much more appealing prospect than going outside. What better way to pass the time on these long autumn […]

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1o Writing Prompts for Journaling Through Lockdown

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”: 10 prompts for journaling during lockdown The quote by French-Cuban writer, Anais Nin, “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”, is just a small reminder of the value in journaling. And now more than ever, journaling during this […]

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Feminist Icons – Phillis Wheatley

In celebration of Black History Month, this week’s Feminist Icon blog spotlights on Phillis Wheatley, the first African American, and one of the first women, to publish a collection of poetry in the colonies. Her achievements as a published poet served as a catalyst for the growing antislavery movement across pre-19th century America. Around the age […]

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Witches in Literature From Around the World

Authors have long used the power of fiction to reinvent the image of the witch. In ‘I, Tibuta’, Maryse Condé subverts traditional depictions of witches through a post-colonial lens, while in ‘The House of Spirits’ Isabelle Allende subtly weaves magic into the day-to-day experiences of one family across multiple generations. Read on to learn more […]

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Witchy Feminist Reads for the Spooky Season

If you were lucky enough to snap up one of our Season of the Witch boxes, you may have spotted a page in the magazine dedicated to feminist Halloween reads to dip into throughout October. If the gorgeous book covers weren’t enough to draw you in, here is a bit more information about each of […]

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Strong Female Leads We Love

Books That Matter is all about introducing you to stories and characters that will empower and inspire you. These are some of our absolute favourite Strong Female Leads! Literature has provided us with a wealth of kickass female protagonists whose wit, intelligence and resilience have inspired readers for years, decades and even centuries. Highlighting all […]

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