CLAIRE HEUCHAN

SPACE FOR SISTERS

An informal session, this is a space for women of colour to come together at FiLiA and discuss ways of living your feminist politics. Life as a feminist of colour can be isolating – especially up north – so this session is focused on enabling women of colour to connect. The group will help each other answer questions about how to make organising sustainable and avoid burnout, the politics of sisterhood, and what political concerns are facing women of colour in modern day Britain.

About Claire: Claire Heuchan is the award winning blogger Sister Outrider, a Black radical feminist from Scotland. In addition to winning the Best Blog category for the 2016 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards and being shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize, Sister Outrider is accessed around the world and has been translated into multiple languages. On top of blogging as Sister Outrider, Claire has essays featured in a growing range of books – including the feminist anthology Nasty Women. Claire has just written her first book for children in collaboration with Nikesh Shukla: What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions (published October 11th).

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