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Conscious Consumption: A Conversation with Sustainable Fashion Brand, Revival Collective

Our July theme of ecofeminsim has already started a lot of meaningful conversations on consumerism, fast fashion, and how feminism intersects with climate change. We turned to Brighton-based sustainability brand, Revival Collective, to include their beautiful zine inside our Wild Women box for July. We thought it would also be a great insight for you, our lovely subscribers and followers, …

Pride is a protest and here's why we still need it

Pride is a protest, and here’s why we still need it

By Becca Bashford This month at Books That Matter, we created a box which sought to encapsulate the beauty, the talent, and the importance of amplifying LGBT+ voices. It’s June, which means Pride season is upon us. Pride is about bringing the experiences of the LGBT+ community to the forefront of our minds and hearts; it’s a time to celebrate …

Feminist Dystopia and Political Activism an Uneasy Alliance

Feminist Dystopia and Political Activism: an Uneasy Alliance

By Becca Bashford Here at Books That Matter, we passionately believe that literature has the ability to empower and inspire women. This month’s theme, Feminist Dystopia, explores a unique literary genre which goes a step further in its efforts to empower and inspire – in fact, it leaps into the world of politics and activism. The startling rise in the …

Anti-abortion Laws Are Dystopian AF

Anti-abortion Laws Are Dystopian AF

This is a blog post we didn’t expect to be writing in Feminist Dystopia month. As you’re probably aware, anti-abortion laws have recently been passed in Alabama and Georgia in the US, with Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio now following suit. We are, of course, already aware of the same conditions in place for people in Northern Ireland, and this …

Predicting The Future - The Role of Dystopian Fiction in Articulating Feminist Concerns

Predicting The Future – The Role of Dystopian Fiction in Articulating Feminist Concerns

By Molly Masters The raw and violent depictions of violence against women in the serialisation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was enough to make viewers look away. However, the book, and indeed the TV series alike, were based on Atwood’s actual research of reproductive violence across the world. As uncomfortable and troubling the subject matter may seem, and overwhelming …

Sarah Parker Remond

Remembering Sarah Parker Remond

By Becca Bashford “My strongest desire through life has been to be educated. I found the most exquisite pleasure in reading and as we had no library, I read every book which came in my way, and I longed for more.” Sarah Parker Remond, June 1861 It’s no secret that the triumphs and achievements of many women, particularly black women, …

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10 Black Female Owned Accounts You Should Be Following on Instagram

It’s Black Women’s History Month, and we need to get to work. Follow these amazing women to learn more about destabilising racism in our communities and how we can further support black women. Rachel Cargle is a writer and lecturer “building an intellectual legacy by storytelling, public teaching, and critical discourse”. She uses her social media platform to discuss toxic …