Spoken Word Open Mic

By BWV reporter Hannah Hier As part of Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) celebrations for International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 2nd of March at City Hall there was a Spoken Word Open Mic event. In one of the tucked away rooms at the back of City Hall, women, children and men squeezed in to watch […]

Krav Maga: Practical self-defence for Women

By BWV reporter Hannah Hier As part of Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) celebrations of International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 2nd of March at City Hall there were Krav Maga self-defence workshops. Krav Maga is a form of Israeli self-defence created to be an easy, practical and accessible way of defending yourself against threats while […]

Wonderful Women Interview #15 – Hannah Hier

Bristol’s Youth Mayor, Hannah talks to us about her hopes for Women in our city and beyond…
‘I want to see women and girls feeling safe in Bristol as unfortunately me and many of my friends and people I know have experienced either street harassment or harassment in clubs and public places. It angers me to think that lots of women don’t feel safe walking around in their own city or community, when it’s their right to feel safe and comfortable.’

Wonderful Women Interview #14 – Sam Budd

‘Be brave, feel the fear and go for it. As a woman you will find yourself operating at a structural deficit, but you must reflect on who you are and all that you will achieve and know that you are worthy of success and don’t be afraid to say so.’

Wonderful Women Interview #13 – Suzanne Doyle

‘I would like to see more women in Bristol at the top. More women chief executives, more women trustees, more women feeling confident and feeling they can be who they want to be and sit at that table and make a difference.’