• Hollering Back- The growing movement against street harassment

    Hollering Back- The growing movement against street harassment

    By Dearbhaile Kitt, 20.03.2011

    To mark the first annual Anti Street-Harassment Day, Dearbhaile Kitt reports on a growing movement that is aiming to put a stop to this most anti-social sexist practise.

  • Man-Friendly Feminism?

    Man-Friendly Feminism?

    By Heather Kennedy, 24.06.2010

    Heather Kennedy takes a look at the role of men in the feminist movement, examining why it is needed and asking why there isn’t more of it!

  • UK Feminista Launches

    UK Feminista Launches

    By Stephanie Phillips, 31.03.2010

    Stephanie Phillips, of Don’t Dance Her Down Boys blog, went along to the launch event for UK Feminista to see what prospects the site might hold for the advancement UK women’s movement.

  • Breakin’ & Makin’ Moves: The b.supreme Story

    Breakin’ & Makin’ Moves: The b.supreme Story

    By Roshni Goyate, 28.03.2010

    Women-only Hip Hop Festival b.supreme kicks off this Friday. Roshni Goyate speaks to festival co-founder Holly McCartney and finds out what we can expect this year.

  • Tongues on Fire: Beyond Bollywood

    Tongues on Fire: Beyond Bollywood

    By Roshni Goyate, 08.03.2010

    Potpourri Express’ Roshni Goyate takes a look at Asian film festival Tongues on Fire.

  • Grass Roots Campainers Fight for Royal Park Primary, Leeds

    Grass Roots Campainers Fight for Royal Park Primary, Leeds

    By Heather Kennedy, 13.02.2010

    Leeds local, Heather Kennedy, laments a community building left to waste and explores the grass-roots action that aims to resurrect it.

  • MEN heat up Soho

    MEN heat up Soho

    By Thomas Leadbetter, 26.01.2010

    Thomas Leadbetter reviews MEN, the JD Samson fronted threesome, and their performance at White Heat, Madame Jojo’s, on Tuesday 19th January 2010.

  • Sophie Calle’s ‘Take Care of Yourself’

    Sophie Calle’s ‘Take Care of Yourself’

    By Danielle Lawson, 13.12.2009

    Danielle Lawson headed down to the Whitechapel gallery to see Sophie Calle’s ‘Take Care of Yourself’ and take a taste of a bitter break-up.

  • Hollaback Grrrl

    Hollaback Grrrl

    By Lydia Harris, 06.12.2009

    Street harassment is something we, as women, will encounter far too often and it can be accompanied by the fear, if not the reality, of sexual assault, violence and rape. In light of this, Lydia Harris welcomes the arrival of a British Hollaback movement.

  • Alesha Dixon; How We Came To Love Again

    Alesha Dixon; How We Came To Love Again

    By Heather Kennedy, 15.11.2009

    As Alesha Dixon’s new single ‘To Love Again’ is released, Heather Kennedy examines Dixon’s modern day Cinderella story.

  • Sex and the City – First time confessions of a late starter

    Sex and the City – First time confessions of a late starter

    By Josephine Middleton, 08.07.2009

    When it came to a certain television drama, Josephine Middleton didn’t want to say yes until she felt really ready. Once she did, however, she realised that it’s often the guilty pleasures that are the most sweet.

  • Grrrls on Film

    Grrrls on Film

    By Sarah Barnes, 28.06.2009

    Sarah Barnes meets with photographer Jade French to discuss her new book ‘Riot Grrrl and I’, which documents the Riot Grrrl movement today.

  • Turn Off the Telly, Tune In to Your Body

    Turn Off the Telly, Tune In to Your Body

    By Shaziya Niamh Uddin, 12.04.2009

    Do you have an unhealthy appetite for weight loss life-style shows? Shaziya Niamh Uddin urges both Weight Watchers and Telly Watchers alike to pull the plug on this un-savoury junk.

  • Getting ‘Between The Covers’ at The Women’s Library

    Getting ‘Between The Covers’ at The Women’s Library

    By Sarah Barnes, 23.03.2009

    The Women’s Library’s current exhibition is taking a look at those publications we both love and hate in equal measure; Women’s Magazines. Sarah Barnes went along to geek out over the old Cosmos.

  • March is for Mothers: Feminism abroad this Mother’s Day

    March is for Mothers: Feminism abroad this Mother’s Day

    By Julia Kukiewicz, 18.03.2009

    This Mother’s Day Maternity Worldwide is suggesting a different kind of Mother’s Day gift. Julia Kukiewicz, from Maternity Worldwide, tells us why we should support their campaign.

  • Witness: Women War Artists at the Imperial War Museum North

    Witness: Women War Artists at the Imperial War Museum North

    By Kate Cunnane, 14.03.2009

    Kate Cunnane went along to the Imperial War Museum North for a very effective history lesson. The exhibition of work by women war artists, from the First World War to the Kosovo conflict, runs until the 19th of April.

  • Million Women Rise

    Million Women Rise

    By Sarah Barnes, 08.03.2009

    Women continue to experience violence in their everyday lives; In our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. On the eve of International Women’s Day protesters came together for Million Women Rise to march in demand of a safer future for women.

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Age

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Age

    By Glenda May Richards, 28.02.2009

    In the last of her brilliant Mod Goddess Guides, Glenda May Richards explains why an apple a day used to keep the wrinkles at bay… for one ancient lady, at least!

  • Frances Morgan of Plan B talks Women in Music Journalism

    Frances Morgan of Plan B talks Women in Music Journalism

    By Sarah Barnes, 27.02.2009

    This talk, at Ladyfest Goldsmiths, was brilliantly eye opening. Morgan veered interestingly between harsh realism and Feminist idealism before reaching an optimistic and inspiring conclusion.

  • Ladyfest Goldsmiths: Evening Review

    Ladyfest Goldsmiths: Evening Review

    By Sarah Barnes, 20.02.2009

    Ladyfest Goldsmiths looked set to be very much about the music so, with an evening of gigs ahead, we headed to The New Cross Inn to get an earful.

  • Ladyfest Goldsmiths: Day Review

    Ladyfest Goldsmiths: Day Review

    By Sarah Barnes, 12.02.2009

    Thursday the 5th of February was the day that Ladyfest took over Goldsmiths’ student union. Sarah Barnes couldn’t keep herself away!

  • Make a Date with Feminists this Valentine’s Day!

    Make a Date with Feminists this Valentine’s Day!

    By Sarah Barnes, 04.02.2009

    Spread the love this Valentine’s day by indulging in some feminist fun!

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Marriage

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Marriage

    By Glenda May Richards, 31.01.2009

    As Valentine’s day looms large, romance is in air. But, as Glenda May Richards argues in this month’s guide, this is no reason for the partner-less to feel pressured into third rate relationships or even, gulp, marriage.

  • Sex, Shoes, Cosmos and… Feminism?

    Sex, Shoes, Cosmos and… Feminism?

    By Holly Warren, 29.01.2009

    Amid the Sex and the City Movie madness, many journalists posed the same question: ‘Can a feminist really love Sex and the City?’ The fact that this question was even being asked excited Holly Warren even more than the prospect of the now confirmed sequel…

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Sisterhood

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Sisterhood

    By Glenda May Richards, 23.12.2008

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly! So, what better time of year to display goodwill to all woman-kind? Glenda May Richards tells us how in this month’s Mod Goddess Guide.

  • Contraception at your convenience?

    Contraception at your convenience?

    By Sarah Barnes, 12.12.2008

    News that the contraceptive pill may be made available over the counter at pharmacies from next year was reported by some areas of the press with suspicion, but were they asking the right questions?

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Work

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Work

    By Glenda May Richards, 30.09.2008

    Women in the workplace often need a thick skin. However, if they find their own epidermis isn’t up to scratch, Glenda May Richards thinks buffalo hide could do the trick.

  • Save the DGH: A Victory for Stroppy Mums Everywhere.

    Save the DGH: A Victory for Stroppy Mums Everywhere.

    By Freya Pugsley, 24.09.2008

    Freya Pugsley shares the inspiring story of campaigner Liz Walke who worked tirelessly to save Maternity Services at her local District General Hospital.

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Technology

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Technology

    By Glenda May Richards, 30.08.2008

    Surfing the World Wide Web whilst multi tasking with all our other gadgets means that drowning in technology is inevitable, warns Glenda May Richards in this month’s Mod Goddess Guide.

  • The Jolly Green Feminist

    The Jolly Green Feminist

    By Sarah Barnes, 25.08.2008

    Sarah Barnes spent a day at this years Climate Camp and, thinking it would be pretty savvy to learn a bit more about how her own political leanings could tie in nicely with the politics that were pulsing through the heart of the camp, attended the Eco-Feminist workshop. She came away with more food for thought than she’d bargained for…

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Fashion

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Fashion

    By Glenda May Richards, 31.07.2008

    Frills and frou frou can hold fierce females back, explains Glenda May Richards in this month’s guide.

  • Beauty, The Photoshop Way

    Beauty, The Photoshop Way

    By Sarah Barnes, 29.07.2008

    Air-brushing and warping tools are being used without due care and attention, says Sarah Barnes. But what can be done to stop real beauty being clone stamped out of existence?

  • The Mod Goddes Guide to Sex

    The Mod Goddes Guide to Sex

    By Glenda May Richards, 30.06.2008

    Glenda May Richards wonders what the original dance of the seven veils can teach the modern woman about sex in this month’s guide.

  • Fighting in the boys’ playground: Women in politics

    Fighting in the boys’ playground: Women in politics

    By Lucy Wilkins, 30.06.2008

    Lucy Wilkins takes a look at the male dominated world of politics and wonders what can be done to make parliament a more female friendly environment.

  • Part 2 of Baby Talk with Rebecca Walker

    Part 2 of Baby Talk with Rebecca Walker

    By Sarah Barnes, 20.06.2008

    In the second part of this two part interview Rebecca Walker talks about the effect her bisexuality has had on planning her motherhood and the controversy around the statements she makes in ‘Baby Love’ regarding biological and non-biological bonds.

  • Baby Talk with Rebecca Walker

    Baby Talk with Rebecca Walker

    By Sarah Barnes, 13.06.2008

    Rebecca Walker talks to Uplift about her new book, ‘Baby Love’. In the first part of this two part interview Walker discusses her advice for women to ‘plan to have children the way you plan your career’ and the breakdown of her relationship with her mother.

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Money

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Money

    By Glenda May Richards, 30.05.2008

    Glenda May Richards tells us why wealth is more than purse deep in this month’s heavenly guide.

  • Abortion Rights Upheld for Women

    Abortion Rights Upheld for Women

    By Sarah Barnes, 21.05.2008

    After the vote against a cut in abortion time limits last night, pro-choicers are breathing a sigh of relief. However, this is not the end of the abortion debate and pro-choicers should now take stock of their position.

  • Art Should Be All The Rage

    Art Should Be All The Rage

    By Alex Brew, 10.05.2008

    Alex Brew, a photographer currently exhibiting her ‘Asking For It’ project at Ladyfest London, tells us the significance of displaying her art on the anniversary of the 1968 riots.

  • Ladyfest Takes Over The Capital!

    Ladyfest Takes Over The Capital!

    By Sarah Barnes, 09.05.2008

    Ladyfest London started today as it meant to go on, with glorious sunshine pouring down on feminist fun in the capital. Sarah Barnes went along to see in the start of this weekend long arts festival.

  • Our Self-Esteem, Our Selves

    Our Self-Esteem, Our Selves

    By Kate Cunnane, 30.04.2008

    Ever considered that our bad-hair days might just be bad self-esteem days instead? Kate Cunnane takes a long, hard look in the mirror and attempts a self-esteem make over.

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Drugs

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Drugs

    By Glenda May Richards, 28.04.2008

    Glenda May Richards urges all the tired party girls out there to give up their stilletos and stimulants, if only so they can focus long enough to read this month’s Mod Goddess Guide!

  • Ladyfest London Sounds Good

    Ladyfest London Sounds Good

    By Sarah Barnes, 21.04.2008

    With performances from Kimya Dawson, Matt & Kim and Angie Reed it’s no wonder Sarah Barnes can’t wait til Ladyfest. *From now until Monday 12th May, £2 from each Uplift magazine sold will go towards Ladyfest London*

  • An Audience with the Anti Feminist?

    An Audience with the Anti Feminist?

    By Sarah Barnes, 15.04.2008

    Sarah Barnes attends “An Audience with Fay Weldon” at Brunel University and is left wondering what Weldon’s wit means for women.

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Creativity

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Creativity

    By Glenda May Richards, 30.03.2008

    Spring is in the air, so it’s time for Glenda May Richards to enlist Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of the season, to help us get creative!

  • Gay Lives Through a Lens

    Gay Lives Through a Lens

    By Sarah Barnes, 27.03.2008

    With the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opening today, Sarah Barnes takes a look at what’s on offer.

  • A New Dawn for Breast Cancer

    A New Dawn for Breast Cancer

    By Sarah Barnes, 06.03.2008

    The Renaissance Exhibition opened today at Proud Galleries, London WC2, and hopes to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Care’s ‘The Lavender Trust’. Sarah Barnes talks to Agata Cardoso, one of the exhibiting photographers, about her breast cancer portraits.

  • In awe of Classroom Mom

    In awe of Classroom Mom

    By Ivy McClure, 02.03.2008

    It’s Mothers Day! But there are lot’s of different types of mom, as Ivy McClure finds out as she celebrates at her daughters school.

  • The Mod Goddess Guide to Motherhood

    The Mod Goddess Guide to Motherhood

    By Glenda May Richards, 29.02.2008

    With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Glenda May Richards looks to the goddesses once more and asks if we all need to start feeling broody.

  • Light Green vs Dark Green

    Light Green vs Dark Green

    By Sarah Barnes, 25.02.2008

    As Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off, Sarah Barnes muses on the wide spectrum of greeness involved in ethical shopping.

  • Down with VD!

    Down with VD!

    By Ivy McClure, 14.02.2008

    Ivy McClure is finding Valentines day to be a little too sickly sweet for her taste. Still, romance is by no means dead round her house!

  • Have a happy Vagina Day!

    Have a happy Vagina Day!

    By Sarah Barnes, 12.02.2008

    Valentines Day? What’s that? Sarah Barnes has more exciting plans for February the 14th!

  • The Mod Goddess guide to Power

    The Mod Goddess guide to Power

    By Glenda May Richards, 28.01.2008

    In the first of her monthly Mod Goddess guides, Glenda May Richards takes a look at Power.

  • New Year Diet; No More Mindless Cosmetics Consumption!

    New Year Diet; No More Mindless Cosmetics Consumption!

    By Sarah Barnes, 17.01.2008

    Sarah Barnes is forever blowing her budget on bubbles, but 2008 is the year this is all going to change…for the good of her bank balance, her health and for the whole world!

  • True Colours

    True Colours

    By Laura Starkey, 06.12.2007

    Laura Starkey had blonde ambitions, but when her platinum dreams turned to sulphurous nightmares she learnt a few hair-home-truths.

  • Gender Imbalance? Don’t Make Me Laugh!

    Gender Imbalance? Don’t Make Me Laugh!

    By Sarah Barnes, 21.11.2007

    Sarah Barnes can’t wait to have her funny bone tickled at the Ladyfest London comedy benefit.

  • Whatever Happened to the Sisterhood?

    Whatever Happened to the Sisterhood?

    By Joanna Whitehead, 21.11.2007

    It’s raining catty remarks and bitchy comments! Joanna Whitehead offers us an umbrella to protect from this particularly acid deluge.

  • Over Exposure to Tabloids Could Prove Fatal!

    Over Exposure to Tabloids Could Prove Fatal!

    By Sarah Barnes, 06.11.2007

    When it comes to who can make the biggest negative impact on women’s lives, tabloids are the ones to fear, warns Sarah Barnes

  • Victims of the Dressing Up Box

    Victims of the Dressing Up Box

    By Sarah Barnes, 20.10.2007

    Sarah Barnes wonders what the hidden costs are of all these un-worn identities languishing at the back of our wardrobes…

  • Waxing Hysterical

    Waxing Hysterical

    By Ivy McClure, 20.10.2007

    Ivy McClure no longer believes in the mantra ‘No Pain No Gain’

  • Going It Alone

    Going It Alone

    By Sarah Bradley, 20.10.2007

    Sarah Bradley tells us why travelling alone isn’t always the brave option