Banned Books and The Mobilisation of Movements

As feminist book lovers there is nothing quite so disturbing as the thought of precious works being censored, banned or even burnt. Yet, while we clutch our precious hardbacks in horror, we must recognise that so many of our much-loved classics have had to stubbornly overcome struggles in order to win the fight for freedom of speech. It seems odd …

The Importance of Fairytales to Feminism

Why – and how – feminists should be reading fairytales. Fairytales are undoubtedly an important part of the storytelling tradition. For many children, fairytales form part of their introduction to different forms of media. The stories we are told at an early age are often fairytales read from books, or are improvised tales that begin and end with the classic …

Redefining the Fairytale: Q+A with Subscriber and Academic Laura R Becherer

When we launched our Feminist Fairy Tales boxes, we had no idea how many conversations it would spark. We’ve seen them happening across our social media platforms, in our Members Facebook group, and in our emails with our team. One that particularly stuck with us was a conversation we had with subscriber, Laura, who told us she was currently writing …