Purple Grass

Content warning: this is a powerful guest blog submitted by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous. It contains some swearing, and details of her experience of emotional abuse. Read with care. I was once in love but I was in love with someone who didn’t know what love...

Feminist Afternoon Off – 2nd December

Hey! What you up to this Sunday? In need of a feminist afternoon-off? We’ve teamed up with the Young Women’s Movement and the Filmhouse to deliver exactly that. Once your eyes are open to sexism, inequality and gender-based violence it’s near impossible to close them...

Two Minutes – Fatima

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We are so grateful and proud to have worked with Fatima* to record her poem about her experience of domestic abuse, and recovery. Her words are powerful and courage formidable, this is a poem...

Why She Doesn’t Just Leave

One of the questions we're most often asked is why women don't just leave. It's not meant to sound bad, but as well as taking the responsibility for the abuse away from the perpetrator, it implies leaving somehow easy. It isn't. Not only is it often really, really...

Don’t Blame It On The Burka

At Scottish Women’s Aid we regularly see domestic abuse blamed on a lot of things: football, alcohol, hot weather, cold weather, long evenings and, of course we can’t forget, short evenings. Now? Burkas. And as we see people piling on to be outraged at the wearing of...

Guest Blog: Never Vera Blue

Futures Theatre are proud to be partnering with Scottish Women’s Aid to bring their new production Never Vera Blue to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival. The play is the second commission from Futures creative engagement programme An Alternative Life which we delivered from...

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