Feminism

The FiLiA 2023 Conference Glasgow – A Personal Reflection

With no Forth Valley Feminist stall at FiLiA this year (we decided to focus our energy on organising our annual event to be held in Falkirk in Feb 2024), our members were free to enjoy the conference as ordinary delegates and we certainly made the most of it! It would be easy to use this …

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A Remarkable Weekend of Empowerment and Discussion at FiLiA Conference 2023

From Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th, 2023, Glasgow played host to FiLiA, the annual women’s conference organized by the British women’s rights group FiLiA. Drawing in 1,400 attendees from 35 countries, this event was a powerful platform for discussing global activism, persisting challenges, and the oppression women face. A Rocky Start: Counter-Protest and …

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Elaine Miller at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Woman’s Festival

Elaine Miller spoke at the Forth Valley Feminist’s 2023 Woman’s Festival about how Nicola Sturgeon radicalised her. Elaine is a pelvic floor physiotherapist; she has had two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows: Gussie Grippers and Viva Your Vulva – the Hole Story; and she is now standing for the Corstorphine/Murrayfield by-election. Elaine has been working in …

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Mara Ricoy Olariaga at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Woman’s Festival

Mara Ricoy Olariaga discussed the year in reproductive rights at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Woman’s Festival. Mara is an activist, speaker, writer, educator, poet, and specialist in obstetric violence. She is also a woman, bisexual, survivor, and feminist. The MBRRACE-UK report is an annual investigation into the deaths of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and …

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Marina Strinkovsky at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Woman’s Festival

Marina Strinkovsky is a feminist thinker and writer, who blogs at Not A Zero Sum Game. She spoke about the history of feminism at the Forth Valley Feminist 2023 Woman’s Festival. Feminism, as described by Marina Strinkovsky, is the largest and most radical movement in the world. The aim of feminism is to change social …

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