Hello! We (Katy, Megan and Beth) have all been working together with Jo to help coordinate and publicise events for International Women’s Day and Vote100. We’ve also managed to put together a calendar of all the exciting events going on in Nottingham over the next month for International Women’s Day.
A link to this can be found at the bottom of the page but first, let us introduce ourselves!
Katy: Hello, I’m Katy, and I’ve recently started volunteering at the Women’s Centre. I studied English Literature at university and am currently working with children with disabilities. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing poetry and finding a good hill to walk (or very occasionally run) up.
I love the supportive atmosphere and community at the Women’s Centre and think it’s really important that women-only spaces like this exist. I also love the library and can often be found rummaging through the boxes of feminist magazines, or reading for the monthly Radical Readers book group. I’m looking forward to meeting and talking to lots more women over the next few months and helping to campaign on issues women care about.
Megan: Hi, I’m Megan. I am a student at the University of Nottingham in my second year studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I am currently volunteering at Nottingham Women’s Centre as part of a Philosophy placement module, which entails keeping a blog of what I am up to. I very much enjoy working at the Centre because everyone is so friendly and the atmosphere has a nice vibe. My favourite thing about working here is the opportunity to get involved with some arts and crafts, I’m no artist but it’s very therapeutic! My hobbies include swimming, netball and water polo, which I do at my university both socially and competitively. In my spare time I love watching a good documentary or settling down with a nice book.
Beth: Hello, my name is Beth and I started volunteering at Nottingham Women’s Centre around one month ago. I am currently in my second year at the University of Nottingham studying French and Spanish, but after choosing a work placement module and hearing about the role the centre plays within the city, I was eager to get involved with the work at Nottingham Women’s Centre.
In my free time I love reading, walking, watching films and cooking. I have loved working at the centre so far, everyone has been so welcoming and it has such a friendly atmosphere. It is so exciting to be able to work behind the scenes on events surrounding Vote100 – such a huge celebration! Not only have I learned so much about how women’s rights have changed over recent years, but I have also met some amazing people along the way.
Click here to see our International Women’s Day calendar, and join in some exciting activities!