'There have been lots of women that have influenced me at different stages of my life. They have shown me the powers of kindness and being bold. They taught me to think outside the box, to question and to travel.'
'I want to see more affordable childcare so that women can return to work if they wish without feeling like “they can’t afford to work.” That very phrase makes no sense.' Lucy Clayton, a recipient of one of our Wonderful Women Awards shares advice, tells us about the women who have inspired her and reflects on what needs to change for Women in Bristol.
One inspirational lady I really look up to is Mary Temple Grandin...she is one of the first individuals on the Autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism.
Kate Brooks received a wonderful women award for her efforts as a community activist in Fishponds. She helped set up the local youth club, organises FishFest and the Scarecrow Trail, started the People’s University of Fishponds (which has raised funds for Borderlands, Bristol Refugee Rights and Fishponds Foodbank among others) and is one of the founders of Poverty is Pants. Unsurprisingly she is known locally as Mrs Fishponds.
Get involved in BWV's research Are you a woman living in Easton or Lawrence Hill? Do you want to have a say in the new development that is being built close-by?…
Read our interview with Jessica Wright who received a Wonderful Women award for her work within the community of Bedminster down, promoting community cohesion, wellbeing and inclusion through the varied activities and events on offer at Zion.
'What hopes do I have for my Local community? To recognise the massive need for people to just love one another. To care for the last, the least, the lost and the forgotten in our community because life is so much nicer that way.'
24 hours prior to City Hall opening its doors for the celebrations of International Women’s Day 2018, Bristol was carpeted in snow with hardly a car on the road, and people…
Read our interview with Wonderful Woman Crysse Morrison, a champion of the southwest arts scene.
Four years ago Chlo Winfield set up the Speak Out Project to raise awareness of domestic abuse in young people's relationships. Read her thoughts on what needs to change for women in Bristol.