5 Reasons Why International Women’s Day Is Important

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International Women’s Day (IWD) is 8th March! This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, calling on both the masses and individuals to help forge a better working world. There are so many reasons why IWD is important, which will differ according to each group or individual, but we’ve picked out just five. We’d also love to hear about what IWD  means to you!

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Introducing The Crimson Wave – Girl Power Fighting Period Poverty [Guest Blog]

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Who are we?

At The Crimson Wave we work with charities and vulnerable women to help as many homeless and low income women as possible have a comfortable period.

Through events, articles and campaigns we aim to provide a reliable, freely available form of sanitary wear for women without access to such standard supplies. We do this by putting together our signature #PeriodPacks for distribution via local charities and hubs across Manchester and beyond.

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‘Becoming Shades’ – the Classic Myth of Persephone Told Through Contemporary Circus [Guest Blog]

[This entry is a guest blog written by Laurane Marchive, co-founder and director of Chivaree Circus]

When you watch a film, read a book, or study literature or theatre, you learn about characters: about their motivations, about their lives, about their world. Sometimes this is the world you also live in, and sometimes it’s a different world. Sometimes these characters are completely alien to you and sometimes they seem so familiar it feels like you could be friends. The stories they tell can feel weird, new and unexpected – yet sometimes they are universal and atemporal.

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