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404 Ink on the 'Nasty Women' Phenomenon

  • Edge Hill University St Helens Road, Ormskirk L39 4QP (map)

Part of the Food for Thought weekend:

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. 

In reflection to this, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid – better known as 404 Ink, put together Nasty Women – a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century. Punk, pressure, politics, people – from working class experience to racial divides in Trump's America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice online, role models and more.

Described by acclaimed author Margaret Atwood as: “an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now”, the panel will discuss the process and reaction of the anthology, and what it means to be a nasty woman. 

Panel: Laura Jones, Heather McDaid, Laura Waddell, Joelle Owusu