Some of the people actively involved in creating the resources so far:
I’m 17, live in Halton. I wanted to get involved with feminist webs because I believe in equal rights. Since I have been involved with feminist webs I have realised how much women are not recognised for the work that they do. I don’t considered myself as a feminist but am interested in equality.
Hi – my name is Jayne and I have been so pleased to be asked to be part of this project. I started working as a youth worker when I was 19 which is 25 years ago now(!) and have really enjoyed it all, especially the young women’s groups I have worked with. Feminism is still really important as women get a hard time in this society and world wide! Coming together in groups can be really empowering and exciting and I have loved meeting all the women involved in this project and finding out about all the things that are going on. I’m especially passionate about lgbt issues, including the right to become parents.
I am maz ferguson, I’m 18 years old and it is my ambition to become a youth worker in the future. i joined the feminist webs project to learn how about how women and girls work has changed through the years and to see which areas of work would still be useful to the young women of today. i have to admit i was sceptical about how relevant specific women and girls work was today but i have completely changed my opinion now and realise feminism and feminist thinking has just as much of a place in today’s society as ever.
‘Ello ello! I’m Vanessa Fay and I’m a feminist webber, woo! In a time referred to by some as ‘post-feminist’, we as women are often told that we have made it, that we are somehow ‘equal’, and that feminism is redundant. None of those three assertions is true. At the same time, even in some ‘feminist’ activism, increasing numbers of men and decreasing numbers of women are participating and very much in a ‘post-feminist’ ethos, the main message of women’s liberation is being lost and replaced with general issues regarding gender. Not allowing the option of women-only space is another form by which women’s voices are being silenced and marginalised and is at the expense of recognising the specific and prolific oppression of women. We women are increasingly having to apologise for sometimes wanting space of our own. Feminist webs is a much needed and inspirational alternative to this. Unapologetically women-only. Members of feminist Webs embrace learning inter-generationally about feminist ‘herstories’ and participating in activism, united in generating awareness of, and protesting against, the oppression of all types of women. Come join feminist webs!
I am involved in feminist webs because it celebrates women and the quality work that does go on. It gives workers and young women the opportunity and space to explore, discover, express and learn.
I am involved in feminist webs because I am inspired by talking about (and learning more about) feminism and work that makes women feel good about themselves
I am involved in feminist webs because it helps me with my nursing placement
I am involved in feminist webs because I got involved through Stockport Young Women’s Forum and I am interested in it
I am involved in feminist webs because I want to meet new people and to have a good time
I am involved in feminist webs because I want to take part in re-visioning the world
I am involved in feminist webs because it is an opportunity for new experiences that put young women at the centre of excellent youth work
I am involved in feminist webs because of Stockport Young Women’s Forum; because I am a feminist; because ‘her’story is ‘our’story and that’s important; and also to keep young women’s issues on the youth work agenda
I am involved in feminist webs because of Stockport young women’s forum )
I am involved in feminist webs because I am interested in learning about feminism.
I got involved with Feminist webs through my interest in young women’s work. I previously volunteered with Stockport Young Women’s Forum for over a year and completed an MA dissertation looking at the value of young women’s work on promoting positive female sexuality, agency and safer sex. I can now be found working at Central Youth in Stockport, delivering information, advice and sexual health services to young people.
Hi, I’m Emily and I am from Halton and am 16, and am involved with planning youth work sessions and sometimes delivering sessions. Coming to feminist webs has made me realise how youth work with young women needs improving and how youth work from the past can be used and be relevant in youth work now. I hope that feminist webs brings back resources so that they don’t lay wasted for future generations of youth workers and young women.
My name is Clare and I am a youth worker from Burnley, working in Pendle, Lancashire. I became involved with the feminist webs project through my work as a youth worker with young women. I currently develop project work and regular session work for young women, looking at a wide range of issues. To contribute to such a dynamic and new project has been really exciting and I hope to grow it in the future- enjoy!
My name is Amelia. I first got involved with Feminist Webs through some great ideas from Alison and Janet (two of our over 25s) and between us all we have grown and expanded the web since then. .. help us keep spinning!
I am Sam Rowe and I am a volunteer for the lovely LIK:T and Unbelievable under 19s project. I got involved because of feminist stuff and Amelia told me about it.
Hi my name is Claire and I became involved with ‘Feminist Webs’ through the young women’s health project where I have volunteered for the past year. I put together the ‘Politics and Women in Public Life’ section with Alison Ronan. Hope you find it useful!
Hi. I got involved with Fem Webs through the young women’s health project that I have been a volunteer for since April 2007. I have worked with Viv on the ‘exploring differences challenging sexism’ section.
My motto: Never give up!
I worked throughout the 80s and 90s as girl’s worker in Lancashire and Oldham. I have been involved in Feminist Webs for 3 years since raising the idea of creating an archive for/of working with young women. I am part of the ‘over 25s group’.
Hello! I am a senior youth work manager. My youth work experience spans over twenty years and includes work in the voluntary, statutory and private youth work sectors. I have tutored for the European Youth centre in Strasbourg and my area of expertise is work with LGBT Young People. Hope you enjoy the project!
I am Stevie. I am 18. I live in Smithills in Bolton. I enjoy boxing. I was asked to get involved in the project. I have designed a logo for the group. I hope you enjoy looking at my logo!
I’m Tracey, I would like to call myself a Feminist Artist. I am also a designer and creative consultant, I have been involved with feminist webs, working with the group to produce the printed resources and develop the website. It feels good to be proud of what we are doing .
I am Kimberley Osivwemu. I have been a feminist since my teens when I got fed up with reading ‘ The Jackie’ magazine and wanted something to read that informed me about women’s issues in a real way. I turned to The Womens Press, Spare Rib, Angela Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, Anne Oakley to name but a few. My feminism has been both personal and professional. In the eighties I started my work with women in Birmingham, setting up women’s groups and working with women to develop their capacity as mothers, managers, sisters, carers and embodied resisters of hegemonic oppression.
Women’s stories are very important to me. There are story tellers and story keepers, I try to enable women to value their stories and create space for them to be heard. I am interested to be involved because herstories are often hidden and become lost. In revisiting Elizabeth Baines ‘Birth Machine’ printed by The Women’s Press – I realised the birth rights that we struggled for, free from episiotomy, enema, shaving, hospitalisation without consent and I wondered if birthing is now the experience aimed for? Ours is to ask the questions, it is for younger women to take up the mantle if they choose. I will continue to ask the questions.
I’m Viv and have been involved in youth work for 25 years and involved in women’s issues all my life!
During my time as a youth worker I had support (locally and nationally) to develop the work with girls and young women – and we did some very exciting, creative educational work during the 80’s & 90’s. However, things are not the same nowadays – most of the support networks have gone for single gender work – most of the funding has gone – and women’s issues have been marginalised again! I’m not a face to face youth worker anymore but a couple of years ago my good friend Alison Ronan invited me to share my experiences with Feminist Webs. I felt excited about the intergenerational aspect of this project, plus every time we meet it’s not just rhetoric – yes we talk – we discuss – we debate – BUT we actually develop tangible resources which are designed to offer support to women workers out there who do this very necessary work with girls and young women.
.Maggie is an keen environmentalist and a youth worker with a voluntary-run youth group in New Mills, Derbyshire. Passionate about empowering young women to make informed choices in life through supportive and knowledgeable youth and community work. (No expert though!)
Hi my name is Rachel Roantree and I am involved in feminist webs so I can help fight for girls power and equality between the sexes. I am 18 years old and am in charge of making badges for feminist webs, and my ambition in life is to ensure that all women have a better future.
I am omena osivwemu, 2nd daughter of kimberley osivwemu! i am a 14 year old school girl, who loves to dance and run, but also to be able to stand up for myself and all thats important to me!! my involvement in feminist webs helps me do just that, as well as being another support system for me, with women and girls i can trust. feminist webs also gives me yet another purpose and through the project i have learned alot that is helping me grow into a stonger more assertive young women.
Also involved in our body image project are the following young women…
|Ambreen Yasin (Moston)|
|Harriet Clancy (Moston)|
|Akesia Nelson (Moston)|
|Courtney Bailey (Moston)|
|Demi Lunt (Moston)|
|Bianca Jansen (Wigan)|
|Grace Easton (Wigan)|
|Shannon Morrison (Wigan)|
|Megan Cromleholme (Wigan)|
|Ashley Wilson (Wigan)|
|Abbie Huges (Wigan)|
|Nikkia Sharma (Stockport)|
|Tracy Parker (Stockport)|
|Carmen James (Stockport)|
|Amy Collins (Stockport)|
|Donna Higgins (Stockport)|
|Jodie Mulholland (Stockport)|
|Olivia Ashwin (Stockport)|
|Kerry-Anne Grime (Stockport)|
|Nicola Ankers (Stockport)|
|Natalie Lofts (Stockport)|
|Trudi Mottershead (Stockport)|
|Ella Emery (Stockport)|
|Tyler Davidson (Stockport)|
|Stacey Bell (Stockport)|
|Kelly-Ann Siddal (Stockport)|
|Rachel Martin (Stockport)|
|Elaine O’Reilly (Stockport)|
|Rachel Gregory (Stockport)|
|Sophie Goldstraw (Stockport)|
|Kirsty Lee Machin (Stockport)|
|Jessica Daniels (Stockport)|
|Kerry Davies (Stockport)|
|Michelle Edwards (Stockport)|
|Julia Whyte (Stockport)|
|Cheallsea Whitehead (Stockport)|
|Chloe Dutton (Stockport)|
|Damson Tregaskis (Stockport)|
|Charlotte Drayson (Stockport)|
|Samantha Towers (Stockport)|
|Hayley Andrews (Stockport)|
|Bethany McNulty (Stockport)|
|Stacey Timothy (Stockport)|
|Michelle Timothy (Stockport)|
|Kelley Angus (Halton)|
|Helen Suggett (Halton)|
|Heather Cook-Hannah (Halton)|
|Jade Brennan (Halton)|
|Sinead Rowe (Halton)|
|Lauren Bell (Halton)|
|Rachel Fallon (Halton)|
|Nicola Jackson (Halton)|
|Sarah Orr (Halton)|
|Emma Jamieson (Moston)|
|Sam Long (Moston)