On Tuesday 29th April, I travelled up to London to meet two young women, Louisa & Juliette, outside The Houses of Parliament. We had previously met just once before at The Southbank Centre where we saw Malala Yousafzai speak. I am a guest blogger for The Belle Jar Magazine, and Louisa & Juliette are the women who started this online publication. I found them through the internet, and because of mutual feminist interests, we decided to attend the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) to discuss the role of gender and sexism in the media. I intend to write a full post about the evening asap.
In the picture that accompanies this blog post, Lucy Ann Holmes, the founder of the No More Page 3 Campaign is speaking. In the bottom right corner of the photograph, there is a girl with a bobbed haircut wearing a checked shirt. That girl is me.
Don’t forget to vote in the elections on May 22nd (for anyone but UKIP!)