Childhood Heroines

Childhood Heroines

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSOr ‘Extraneous Fangirling’ as I subtitled this episode while editing it. And in truth there is a fair bit of fangirling, but there’s also a lot of critical reflection to go with it. Because when we...
Five questions with Katharine Duckett

Five questions with Katharine Duckett

Most of us have read our fair share of classics, be it at school or later in life. While these texts in the literary canon are well worth reading, they don’t always live up to our modern morality or ideas of equality. A common problem with classic texts is the...
Our favourite female sidekicks

Our favourite female sidekicks

We are almost at the end of Women’s History Month. We hope you have enjoyed getting an insight into our favourite women of genre fiction, but this is our final instalment. Some may say that sidekicks are less interesting than the protagonist or somehow have less...
Our favourite heroines

Our favourite heroines

We opened this series of blog posts for Women’s History Month with our favourite villainous women. It’s time to flip the switch and take a look at the good girls. Women can – and should – be the protagonists, the heroes of their own stories. But who are...
Our favourite princesses

Our favourite princesses

In the second of our round-up blogs for Women’s History Month, we turn our attention to princesses. We are sick and tired of princesses who need to be rescued by a far more competent prince. What we want are princesses with personality, drive, and their own...
Revisiting The Dark Crystal

Revisiting The Dark Crystal

A Lucy and Charlotte Special! After the success of our Labyrinth episode, we thought we’d have a bit of fun and take another look at one of our favourite films: The Dark Crystal. If you haven’t seen this cult Henson classic, The Dark Crystal tells the story of...