March 8th 2022 is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is to Break the Bias that leads to inequality for women..
“Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women’s equality.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias” www.internationalwomensday.com
Women’s Action Network Dorset | WAND are pleased to be involved in 3 different activities this year.
Women’s Literature and Dorset Bookshops
WAND is thrilled to be collaborating with Dorset Bookshops over your favourite literature. We asked you to tell us your favourite books written by, for, about or, to inspire, women. And this is what you told us.
Your Top 4 Favourites
Girl Women Other | Bernadine Evaristo
We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Invisible Women | Caroline Criado Pérez
A Room of One’s Own | Virginia Woolf
And here are your Longists of fiction and non-fiction favourites.
Longlist of Fiction
Longlist of Non-Fiction
|The Power | Naomi Alderman|
Woman on the Edge of Time | Marge Piercy
Witch Light | Susan Fletcher
Women Who Run With The Wolves | Clarissa Pinkola Estés
The Lost Apothecary | Sarah Penner
The Bloody Chamber | Angela Carter
The Colour Purple | Alice Walker
Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Le Guin
The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia
Prelude & Other Stories | Katherine Mansfield
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
The Awakening | Kate Chopin
Salt Slow | Julia Armfield
The Doll Factory | Elizabeth Macneal
The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
The Golden Notebook | Doris Lessing
|The Happy Balance | Megan Hallett|
Quit Like a Woman | Holly Whitaker
Sex Matters | Alyson J McGregor
Bad Feminist | Roxanne Gay
Vagina a New Biography | Naomi Wolf
Women, Race & Class | Angela Davis
Cracking the Menopause While Keeping Yourself Together | Mariella Frostrup & Alice Smellie
A Bigger Picture | Vanessa Nakate
Think Like a Bread-winner | Jennifer Barrett
Going With the Boys | Judith Mackrell
The Moment of Lift | Melinda Gates
It’s Not About the Burqa | Mariam Khan
Constellations – Reflections From Life | Sinéad Gleeson
Bookshops across Dorset will be displaying some of these incredible books along with information about how to get involved in this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias
Introducing #WANDWith Interviews
On Tuesday 8th March we will be launching our brand new #WANDWith series of interviews with high profile and influential women of Dorset. We are thrilled to be kicking off this series with Scientist and Presenter Dr Anjana Khatwa or known as @jurassicg1rl by her many followers.
Our #WANDWith interviews will be asking Dorset decision makers and influencers 6 questions about their values, their life lessons and the things that are important to them as female leaders in their fields. Follow our social media @DorsetWomen to here from Anjana and to find out who’s up next.
Metamorphosis Art and Music Event
Metamorphosis is a joyful celebration of art and music of feminine perspective and our ability to transform and adapt to life’s circumstances and challenges. Art will be displayed from female artists from across the county showcasing their unique interpretations of the theme.
The event takes place at The Chapel In The Garden in Bridport on 5th March 2022 between 7pm and 11pm. Tickets are £10. Turn up on the night or book tickets in advance here.
The Chapel in the Garden
49 East Street