Tuesday 11 April, 2017

This week, we’ll be joined by Megan from Girl Gang Manchester. Girl Gang is a collective of female artists, creatives, thinkers and do-ers. Their award-winning events are all designed to promote creativity, confidence and positivity in women.

Girl Gang Manchester ran events at the recent Lady Fest, which included a screening of the film Bridesmaids and a speed dating-style friendship event. A glance through their Instagram feed reveals beautifully-styled events that look really fun and fabulous!

We will be asking Megan about Girl Gang Manchester’s online campaign, #SeeMySelfie, which explores self portraiture, representation and acceptance. This summer will be a touring exhibition and photo book, and you can find out more on the project blog here.

Last month, Freedom4Girls, a charity based in Leeds, hit the headlines when it emerged that it was also helping local girls, right here in the UK, who were missing school every month due to a lack of sanitary protection.

Freedom4Girls was set up to provide sanitary aid to girls and young women in Kenya who miss up to a week of education every month because they do not have access to hygienic sanitary products.

We will be speaking to Tina Leslie, who will be explaining how the Freedom4Girls campaign is not just a question of safe hygiene, but one of dignity.

Over 150 million women in the world do not have access to safe sanitary protection.

We will also be chatting to Nic Fox, founder of Velo Sister™; an online shop and community for women who love cycling. The shop sells women-specific cycling themed t-shirts and hoodies.

All of the clothing is ethically sourced and a percentage of the profits goes to charities supporting women in cycling and beyond. Velo Sister™ helps you look good, feel good and do good.

 

We will hear Nic’s story about how she discovered a passion for cycling and what was missing from the market in terms of women’s cycling clothing.

Finally, we will be discussing sex in midlife with author Jean MacDonald. Jean’s book is called Love, Sex and the Midlife Woman, and we will hear from Jean about her theory of sex, gender, and love.

 

 

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