Black Owned Businesses To Support

Many of us were saddened and angered by the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. George was an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck. While this kind of police brutality is nothing new, the incident lit a spark and there is now a palpable desire in countries across the world …

Check Your Privilege, Lockdown is Not a “Gift”

If you’re talking about lockdown as if it’s an extended yoga retreat, you need to check your privilege. In the last week, I have seen so many people in the online space talking about 2020’s lockdown as our “gift”. “Exactly what we needed”, “time for ourselves”, “an opportunity to disconnect”. But for people without the privilege of a garden, stable …

A Queer Feminist icon: Tove Jansson and The Moomins

In this blog we put an artist spotlight on the author, illustrator and artist Tove Jansson who challenged oppression, stereotypes and created a world-famous book series. As a woman and an artist Tove inspires us all to be our true, creative selves. Throughout Tove Jansson’s life she carved out space for her art, writing and personal relationships. The daughter of …

BTM Recommends: The Rachel Edit!

We’ve a new face on the block! Give a very warm welcome to Rachel, ardent subscriber turned team member! Rachel is going to be joining our content team to write all about exciting books, feminism and our topical themes! Having been with Books That Matter on our journey since day one, Rachel is an asset to the team, and we …