In 2015, Nolwazi Nadia Ncube launched a charity in Zimbabwe to provide sanitary wear to women and girls. She’ll tell us about how the charity’s programme has been affected by COVID-19, touching on issues of period poverty, sustainability, and menstrual waste. We’ll also hear how community-based organisations differ from international NGOs (non-governmental organisations). Nadia has been a PhD student with the Department of Sociology at Aberdeen University since 2017.
The event will be held on Zoom, and access details will be sent to all ticket-holders in advance of the event. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite. More information available on Facebook. Event supported by Aberdeen Women’s Alliance and Partners.
A celebration of women’s writing, mother languages and multiculturalism. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we have invited three incredible poets to share and discuss their work at Writing Hame.
The event will feature special performances from Noon Salah Eldin, Jo Gilbert and Nasim Rebecca Asl, and will be hosted by Molly McLachlan.
Noon is a spoken word artist, activist and medic, originally from Sudan, now living and working in rural Aberdeenshire. Her poetry has featured regularly on the Aberdeen-based culture website Leopard Arts, and she often writes in Arabic as well as English.
Jo is a writer and spoken word artist from Aberdeen. She writes in Doric and English, and has become well-known in the North East as a powerful performer and advocate of the Doric language. Jo is a multiple slam winning poet and her poetry has featured in film, art installations and festivals.
Nasim is a Geordie-Persian writer and journalist currently based in Glasgow. Nasim was recently announced as the winner of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writer Award 2021 for poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Gutter Magazine, Modern Poetry in Translation and Middleground Magazine, as well as on Young Poet’s Network and Tapsalteerie’s anthology pamphlet Ceremony.
This event will be held on Zoom, and access details will be distributed to ticket-holders the day before the event. Free tickets available on: writinghame.eventbrite.co.uk. More information available on Facebook.
Celebrate the women who have shared their explorations of both the natural and the built corners of our world. From tenacious trailblazers and adventurers to poets of sea, city and forest, women’s writing is rich with stories of expeditions and journeys into different landscapes that have inspired others and changed the way we see the world we live in.
In partnership with Aberdeen Women’s Alliance and supported by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Trades Union Council and GREC.