Barrier-free Storytelling

Barrier-free Storytelling

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – WNN Interviews (WNN/RFE/RL) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish novelist, who writes in both English and Turkish. She has published 13 books, including “The Bastard of Istanbul,” “The Forty Rules of Love,” “Honor,” and her nonfiction memoir “Black Milk,” an account of her struggle with post-partum […]

Who says American white men are better writers?

Who says American white men are better writers?

Kathleen Rooney – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Chicag0, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I’m not a math person, per se, but I can’t stop counting. When I’m doing a supposedly non-numerical act of reading I’m not counting titles read, or chapters completed, or pages left to go. Rather, I am tallying the genders and ethnicities of the authors […]

[Japan] Women’s group aims for sustainable rural lifestyle

[Japan] Women’s group aims for sustainable rural lifestyle

Keisuke Iwata – Japan Times – Friday, 28 March 2014 (originally published 24 Mar) It was the taste of fresh tomatoes, corn and figs delivered from her father that persuaded Nahoko Niwa to wind up her eventful urban life and become a farmer. The freshness and taste of local produce is also what led the […]

The Poetry of [US] Women’s Work

The Poetry of [US] Women’s Work

Dr. Peggy Drexler – Huffington Post – Tuesday, 16 April 2013 (originally published 10 Apr) I’ve never liked the term “working mother.” To me, it implies that I’m some kind of subcategory, and not a full member of the club. The label also combines a bit of praise for a superhuman effort with a whiff […]

Women left out in arts

Women left out in arts

Patience Bambalele = Sowetan – Tuesday, 27 March 2012 (originally published 26 Mar) THEATRE director and playwright Ntshieng Mokgoro says women are not being supported financially by the arts industry. Mokgoro, who is one of the few black women in mainstream theatre, says the funding support is only given to a few elites. The award-winning […]