Jessica lives in London.  Having worked as a parliamentary researcher, she’s now a civil servant.  She’s undecided about whether she wants to work for a political think-tank (sounds exciting) or a local authority (more practical).  She’s currently finishing a part-time MSc in Government, Politics and Policy at Birkbeck.  Her dissertation is on feminism, equality and political ideologies, with particular emphasis on women in the Conservative Party.

Michelle lives in Leicester and works as an admin assistant in local government, though her heart lies with writing, feminism, and rock ‘n’ roll. She reviewed Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism for The F-Word website, which prompted the question ‘What would a UK Girldrive look like?’ Jessica responded to her call and Women Speak Out is the result. Her writing can be found at:


3 Responses to “About Jessica & Michelle”

  1. 1 elizabeth April 27, 2010 at 13:56

    Hi Jessica and Michelle
    Bit of feminist history– There was a vibrant anarchist-feminist network called Women Speak Out which had groups in London and Leeds and which between 97 and 03 had once/twice yearly gatherings–mostly in squatted social centres–throughout the country. It was an exciting time–and I’m glad the name lives on! Good luck with the blog,

    • 2 LonerGrrrl April 27, 2010 at 14:00

      Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your encouraging comments. I did have an ‘eek!’ moment when I started to read it, thinking, ‘oh no, we’re going to have to change the name!’ but fortunately not… happy to carry on the name!

      Michelle x

  1. 1 What is Women Speak Out? « Women Speak Out Trackback on March 23, 2010 at 15:37

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