Armpit4August will be running a discussion evening about female body hair and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at LWP, on Thursday 19th July from 7-9pm. All self-identified women welcome.
The organisers from Armpits4August will be giving a short presentation about their campaign and their recent day of action in central London. Armpits4August are asking women to grow out their armpit hair this August to raise money for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) charities.
As the campaign aims not only to raise awareness of PCOS but also to create a safe space to discuss women’s complicated, emotional, or embarrassing experiences of body hair, the presentation will be followed by splitting up into small groups for a consciousness-raising (CR) session where these issues can be examined supportively. We will end by coming back together as a group to review the impact of the CR session and how this relates to the role(s) of women in society. Armpits4August is an event for all self-identified women and we hope to host a lively evening of discussion and debate which reflects feminism’s many intersections.
The address of Lambeth Women’s Project is 166a Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9TQ. The ground floor has full disabled access.
Want to visit Lambeth Women’s Project and see what it’s all about? We welcome visitors and want you to come and see why it’s such an important space that needs to be saved. Here’s a list of activities happening over the coming week:
Monday 9th July
Tuesday 10th July
- Reiki and resource room open, 12-8pm (every Tuesday)
Wednesday 11th July
- Resource room open, 12-8pm (every Wednesday)
- Brixton Women’s Institute craft session, 7-9pm
Thursday 12th July
- Cooking and nutrition group, 12-8pm
Sunday 15th July
- Kundalini yoga, 11am-12:30pm
The Lambeth Women’s Project address is 166a Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ. The ground floor has full disabled access.
Photo taken by Brixton Blog during their visit to LWP yesterday.
Below are some photos advertising workshops that will be on offer. More photos and info on the LWP facebook page. If you have a skill you would like to share, or would like to help facilitate any workshops, please get in touch. Hope to see you there!
Photos by Kay Tabernacle- please credit photographer when using.
LWP Activities + Workshops
* Badge making * IT Skills – Web/Blog/Video * Cooking * Acupuncture * Yoga * Film Club * Banner making * Dance club * Leaflet making and distribution * Action planning + technique * plus more!
Some updates from the Facebook page:
Friday: a group of LWP volunteers are going to be in the building all day – if you would like to join us please do. Nothing has been taken yet and the school creche is running as usual. We have taken legal advice and will update people through the day of what is happening. Thanks for your support so far.
Please note that tonight’s party at LWP for Jo Spence as part of the current exhibition at Studio Voltaire will go ahead as planned as of this morning. We will let people know straight away if this changes. More info about the event here.
There’s a ton of important stuff being done at LWP – from mentoring to domestic violence work, environmental issues to advocacy, creative workshops to counseling, to name just a few. It was nice to hear from Estelle Vincent who previously ran a photography workshop with Liane Harris at LWP. Check out an account of the day below. Thanks Estelle for getting in touch!