Closing Event: A Year of Dangerous Women
Our adventure is almost over - we did it! A year of Dangerous Women ends on 8 March. Between International Women's Day 2016 and International Women's Day 2017 we published 365 unique insights into the question "What does it mean to be a dangerous woman?"
Doors will open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. The event will run for a little over an hour and will be followed by an informal reception.
Here to reflect and celebrate are the following artists and contributors:
Nadine Aisha: Her piece "Scot-Mid" appeared in April 2016, and she spoke at our Book Week Scotland event in November 2016. She is a writer, poet and creative practitioner based in Edinburgh. She performed her solo set Crossing Out the Lines at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, and her debut poetry pamphlet Still was published by Appletree Writers Press (2016). Her work explores women’s stories and women’s survival, examining violence against women, racism and Islamophobia alongside the power of women’s voices and truths, and has drawn praise from and YWCA Scotland. She is active in the movement to end gender-based violence, and works professionally with young people to educate and empower. http://dangerouswomenproject.org/2016/04/29/to-them-a-dangerous-woman/
Gemma Flynn: Her piece "On Feminist Stand-Up" appeared on the project website in July 2016. She is a feminist stand up comedian and a Teaching Fellow in Criminology at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD focussed on media representations of crime and she also hosts the podcast 'Dash Kapital' which considers reality TV from a marxist perspective. http://dangerouswomenproject.org/2016/07/12/feminist-comedy/
Professor Fiona Mackay of the University of Edinburgh is a member of the Dangerous Women Project Consultation Group. She is Dean and Head of the School of Social and Political Science, and Professor of Politics. Fiona convenes the Gender Politics Research Group, co-directs the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN), and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).
The event will be compered by Jenny Lindsay of Flint & Pitch Productions, formerly of Rally & Broad. Jenny regularly performs all over Scotland and beyond with a blend of dry humour, social-commentary and story-telling. She has been variously described as “a distinctive voice, full of fire and passion,” (Scottish Review of Books), as writing “poems of confidence and substance,” (Poetry Scotland) and as “full of hope, humanity and humour.” (Andrew Eaton-Lewis,The Scotsman). She was the ‘Rally’ of acclaimed literary cabaret Rally & Broad (2012 – 2016) and was the BBC Slam Champion in 2012. Her 2015 debut solo show Ire & Salt which explored power, artistic autonomy and empowerment, received a 4-star review from The Scotsman, with Gutter Magazine saying “Lindsay’s approach is defiant – belligerent even – taking to the stage as if staging a coup…Her coup is real: for a politically-rooted self-expression that many would doubtless prefer mute.”