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Reinventing Feminism: Black Women's Theatre on the Modern British Stage

By: Rosalea Alger
Featured artwork: “Qualia of Anxious Hands” by Alicia Legard

How does mainstream culture in Britain and across western society view Black women? Are their stories being told on a mass level? 4,255 more words

Volume XXIV

K is for Children's Poet Jackie Kay #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland. Jackie writes for adults as well as children; her children’s titles include Strawgirl (Macmillan) and… 437 more words


Expectations Vs. Reality (An Essay from 2015)

This is a new series that I am doing where I find old essays I wrote for college, and I am republishing them here. Some of the compositions are rough, some of them are random, but I thought this would be a fun place to publish some edited versions of these old English papers. 1,256 more words

Bantam by Jackie Kay

“Jackie Kay’s first collection as Scottish Makar is a book about the fighting spirit – one, the poet argues, that we need now more than ever. 252 more words

Book Lover's Boudoir

Poetry Corner: Cradle Song

On this day  in 1979 saw the birth of Scotland’s first test-tube baby. Grace Montgomery from Glasgow gave birth to Alastair, the country’s first ‘test tube’ baby. 140 more words

Orkney News

Promises to keep?

Yesterday, I read “Promise” by Jackie Kay and thought about new beginnings and decided I’m too old for them. I can’t begin again. I can only continue on and try to be better. 154 more words

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