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*Trigger/content warning: Rape and Sexual Violence   Very recently I made the decision to actively speak openly and honestly about experiences in my life that I have previously only discussed...

Trans Equality: The Parliamentary Debate.

On 1st December 2016 the first debate on transgender equality took place in Parliament. It is a large step forward that this has taken place, and this will hopefully open...

Review of Foreign Body by Imogen Butler-Cole Hamilton House, supported by CoResist

*Trigger Warning* Foreign Body is a powerful dance theatre show depicting one woman’s experience of several sexual assaults. Imogen Butler-Cole is a London based dance practitioner and female bodied person...

Thoughts on Bristol Big Sisters Conference, October 2016

Bristol Big Sisters conference took place on 16th October 2016. The event was organised not only to give a voice to Muslim women of all ages and backgrounds who live...

Care to Give Hair?

Has your hair gotten too long? Is it weighing you down? Then it’s time to have a haircut and donate to the Little Princess Trust (LPT). LPT provides real hair...

The 45th President of the United States: Trump

Yesterday at 8:25am it felt for many as though the sky had begun to fall, like the world as we know it, the world we believed, no, hoped it would...

Stories of Strong Women, A Response by Amy Morse

What makes a woman strong? How do we view strength in women and how does it differ to the strength of men? How are strong women portrayed in literature and...

Midlife: Miranda Sawyer and Marina Benjamin

The first rule of midlife and ageing is you do not talk about midlife and ageing. Writers Miranda Sawyer and Marina Benjamin have broken the rule. In their talk for...

Ched Evans: A retrial finds him not guilty, so why do I feel so angry and sad?

Written by BWV Reporter Amy Cox. I have a sister, she is 20 years old and the other day when we were on the phone she told me about how...

The missed out words

The missed out words

Written by BWV Reporter Bryony Ball When are the media going to start recognising cases of domestic violence? Even when all the signs are right there jumping off the page they...