24/04/2017: Our third series of talks took place at the Handle Bar Cafe, Oxford.
The list of speakers was as follows:
Grace Linden-Tree: ‘Friendship between women is like friendship between slaves:’ On the power of women’s conversation.
Grace is a third year Classics student at Magdalen. She makes art & writes poetry, which has been published in various places, including the Oxonian Review, the Isis & Eyot Magazine, as well being the current Oxford editor of the Mays Anthology. She has very small hands for her height, & is a bit anxious that the Trump era will ignite a lasting association between having small hands & being a fascist pig.
Princess K Ash: Be the change you want to see.
She's been highly praised for her poignant wordplay, skilled delivery and ability to place societal issues under a new light - Princess Ashilokun is certainly a poetic force to be reckoned with. Not only shining on-stage amongst a line-up of acclaimed poets such as Sophia Thakur, Caleb Femi and Emmanuel Speaks, Prin Kik Ash has received invites to be a guest performer at the Black Cultural Archives by the Friends of the Huntley Archive at LMA, Goldsmiths University – ‘Take Back the City’, Birmingham Impact Hub – ‘Decolonize Don’t Diversify’, and Southampton University for their ACS Black History Month.
Lael Hines: Boobs: little lumps of fat: How flesh is bound by patriarchy.
Lael studies English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and loves cutting people’s hair and doing art projects like making pots and collages. In 2014 she worked as a reporter for NYC based publication The Villager where she specialized in writing articles on inner city subcultures, local artists, and organizations working to aid victims of substance abuse like NYC harm reduction in center. While living in Rome, she started an inter-lingual newspaper called the Aventina, and wrote for a few music and art blogs based out Brooklyn, New York like the wild honey pie. Since being in Oxford, she has had editorial positions at the Cherwell, the Isis and The Mays and started a funny little satirical magazine with a friend called Lemons. She has also contributed to Cuntry Living and Gazelle’s amazing hair zine, and is now a monthly writer for Polyester, an intersectional feminist zine based out of London.
We will be posting videos of the talks very soon!