March sees the return of WoW, the Women of The World Festival at the Southbank Centre. The WoW festival celebrates and champions gender equality and discusses both national and international issues for feminism in politics, the workplace and more and is one of the biggest feminist conventions there is.
One of the most notable reasons for attending the WoW festival is the incredibly inspiring speakers that give mentoring sessions and talks at the event. Previous speakers have included author Caitlin Moran, political activist Malala Yousafzai, designer Vivianne Westwood, musicians, comedians and writers. Their histories have varied, as have their obstacles but the overall message is the same…
They call for gender equality and the will to help women recognise their strengths and potential. It’s basically a really insightful look into the issues facing feminism today all around the world, a chance to discuss anything and everything and to leave feeling empowered!
Talks and topics at the WoW festival include gender equality, activism, politics and history, global culture and ethnicity, children and young people, sexuality, artists, disability and inclusivity, nature and environment, science and innovation, religion and belief, literature and art. There are going to be topics everyone will gravitate to on a personal level and talks that people attend to learn more.
WoW festival always has a fantastic and wide-ranging selection of topics that deserve to be discussed! Where modern feminism sometimes forgets to be inclusive of all women, the topics at the WoW festival at the Southbank Centre celebrate inclusivity!
If you just can’t choose a topic, you can get a three day pass to a lot of talks at the WoW festival and if you’re strapped for time then pick what resonates with you. We’re reckoning the launch of Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel’s book ‘We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere’ is going to be one not to miss! It is a chance to discuss a perspective change, calling all women to support all women!
You can purchase the book and other fun feminist merchandise at the festival to take away a souvenir! It’s important to remember that not all talks are for the older crowd and that actually the future starts with the young! Children get to learn and discuss too in the comfy feminist corner so bring your family with you!
For more information about the WoW festival see here.
Also on the South Bank, we got the scoop on The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes exhibition here.
Header image: Southbank Centre, Flickr