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Feminism Wasn’t My Thing…

Mar
27

Daniela Pichardo writes a personal essay about her evolving relationship with feminism.

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Daniela. Photo by Matt Schroeter (www.matthanns.com).

As a girl, I didn’t even know what feminism was. All I knew is that I liked the Thundercats, I played with swords, I wanted to be a Chemist, I had several scabs, my favourite colour was blue, and I thought boys’ toys and clothes were so much cooler than girls’.
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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mar
08

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FROM ALL OF US AT TYCI!

Original artwork by Laura Frame.

Original artwork by Laura Frame.

IWD2016 – New Artist Playlist

Mar
08

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We couldn’t let International Women’s Day pass without a playlist! We have compiled 20 tracks of new artists, there is everything here from grime to experimental. Put on your headphones or turn those speakers up and discover some new music!

If you like what you hear, please take the time to investigate further. This really is an impressive list of talented artists!

Why I Heart: The Finale

Mar
31

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Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our month-long International Women’s Day 2015 feature series, talking about women they love in admire.

All the articles are now online and can be read HERE.

Why I Heart: My Mum

Mar
30

Every day in March, a different writer will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, journalist Nicola Meighan talks about her love of her mum.

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When I think of the things that my mother has taught me, here are some scenes that spring to mind:

Her being caught stealing; her charming policemen; her willing dodgy cars to drive, fuelled by fresh air and hope alone. Her getting us marooned up the Wallace Monument; her prolific use of celery salt; her glamorous sunbathing in Stirling, like it was the Costa Del Sol.
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Why I Heart: Kate Bush

Mar
29

Every day in March, a different writer will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, theatre director Caitlin Skinner talks about her love of legendary singer-songwriter Kate Bush.

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It was a bit ‘prog-rock’, there was some dated looking shadow puppetry and they waved a big sheet about to be the sea just like we used to do at primary school. I don’t know if it is despite of this or because of it that seeing Kate Bush live at the Apollo in September 2014 was one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever seen.
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Why I Heart: Jenny Owen Youngs

Mar
28

Every day in March, a different writer will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, TYCI contributor, writer and blogger Lisa-Marie Ferla talks about her love of singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs.

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I was always one of those irritating girls with a folder covered in other people’s lyrics. Perhaps I thought it made me look like a creative type; perhaps I thought it made me look profound. Perhaps I was just really, really bored in a Public International Law lecture and hey, what does it matter because now I get to make my own words anyway. No, don’t look at that tattoo. My point is that I was somewhere in my mid 20s, sacrificing my heart on the altar of what I would LOVE to be able to claim was my last doomed romance, and I had found somebody who – just six months older than I was – had already put it all to music.
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Why I Heart: Mindy Kaling

Mar
27

Every day in March, a different writer will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, journalist Natasha Radmehr talks about her love of writer and actor Mindy Kaling.

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Emer O’Toole recently wrote a witty article for The Guardian about 10 things that feminism has ruined for her (“Do you – sometimes – wish you could watch Pretty Woman without trying to ascertain its implied stance on sex workers’ rights?”). I could completely relate to it. I didn’t properly discover feminism until I was in my late teens and as much as it has enriched my life, I miss being able to mindlessly inhale a rom-com without feeling something akin to post-wank guilt when the credits roll.
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Why I Heart: Caroline Bowditch

Mar
25

Every day in March, a different writer will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, multi-disciplinary performer Claire Cunningham talks about her love of performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch.

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When I was asked by TYCI to write about a woman that I admired and that had influenced me, I thought instantly of Caroline Bowditch.

Caroline is one of my closest friends – which is a hell of a privilege for me straight off- but she is most importantly a uniquely voiced and skilled dance artist who creates not only beautiful and affecting work, but produces real and profound effect on people wherever she goes. In a way that I have never witnessed in anyone else.
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March TYCI Zine

Mar
24

Our latest zine – an International Women’s Day special edition – is now on ISSUU. Edited by Lauren Mayberry. Cover art by Emer Tumilty. All other design by Cecilia Stamp.