Rights, Liberation, Equality!
On Friday 6th October 2017 we took part in Spider Project CIC's Proud 2B Me festival. According to Spider, "Proud 2B Me is a festival celebrating diversity and uniqueness... it is open to everyone".
The festival saw talks, activities and workshops on a range of topics and issues including health, media, food, diversity, sexuality, art, drama, yoga, HIV, politics, hate crime and, last but not least, women's rights!
When asked to produce a presentation on something she was pasisonate about, our Communications Officer Kate Menear jumped at the chance to talk about women's rights!
Of the event, Kate said, "It's always a joy to discuss women's rights and the women's movement with new groups of people - you never quite know what you're going to get!"
"The group were hesitant at first - when I asked if anyone in the room was a feminist only a few hands were raised. By the end of the session it was clear that anybody in that room could be a strong advocate for women's rights."
The talk covered topics such as first, second and third wave feminism, the Suffragettes and feminist history, intersectional feminism (looking at the intersections of feminism with topics such as class, gender, race etc) and more. It also touched on sensitive topics such as violence against women and domestic abuse which makes up a large portion of the needs of women accessing the Tomorrow's Women Wirral centre.
We'd like to thank the staff and service users at Spider Project Wirral for inviting us to be a part of your festival, for listening to Kate's presentation and interacting with her so openly about a topic which is so often silenced. We were truly Proud 2B a part of Proud 2B Me!