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EVENT: THE FREEDOM PANEL | FEMINISM BEYOND THE WEST

November 23, 2018

The Freedom Panel is a new event venture for Women Of Power UK. We want to pass the mic to any women interested in having her voice heard! The aim is to open up dialogue on important issues to the wider sphere - we want to celebrate intelligence & knowledge across the board. You don’t have to have a platform, a following or anything like that, we simply demand a genuine interest/passion on the given topic.
This month we are exploring ‘Feminism Beyond The West’. We find that is very easy to get caught up in the issues that affect your immediate environment, feminism is bigger than the west & from rape to women not having access to the vote to genital mutilation there are lots of topics that need to be addressed. Women just like us are subject to a different reality based on their gender. We want to enlighten & discuss this, with a hope that we all leave feeling inspired to push for a change beyond our immediate environment.
Outside of the talks being given by the panel we will also be giving a chance to the audience to get involved in the conversation! 
After going through applications we have selected four phenomenal women who will be giving us an insight into Feminism Beyond The West!

This evening will be a great chance to mingle with fabulous women, network and talk! 

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The Host for the evening will be 'Robyn Richford (@robynrichford)' who will really be getting stuck in with  some deep and relevant questions to all our guest speakers, and she will coordinate an active Q&A giving a chance for all of you fab attendees to ask questions. 
As always we will provide a scrumptious spread of canapes and refreshments to keep us all going during the evening.
There is also a chance to get your hands on some giveaway treats! 
We will be holding the event at WeWork Keltan House in Hackney!
For any more details on what we do at Women Of Power please visit our online platform - www.theconvehersation.com or email us at hello@theconversation.com or events@womenofpower.co.uk
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Molly & Nell Preventing Period Poverty

November 14, 2018



Molly & Nell are two fantastic, young, vibrant & radiant women who are just out to make a stand for all those affected by period poverty.
When we first came into contact with them, it was just evident the level of passion and dedication that they both have. We are making it our duty to collect products at out events as a small token of our appreciation & support towards what they do.

We caught up with them to just hear more:

Preventing Period Poverty is truly starting to take off! After only just 2 months from it’s birth we have managed to gain such amazing support and be involved in some fantastic things. We are busy taking in donations of sanitary products from family, friends and brands themselves who are wanting to help tackle period poverty head on! These products will be distributed to homeless shelters around London to help menstruators who live on the streets. Our Menstrual Cycle Bike project is starting to gain momentum behind the scenes at Preventing Period Poverty and we cant wait to unveil what we’ve got planned to help schools tackle period poverty! We’re so happy with how things are going and we can’t wait to see what else will come!




THEY NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM:

@PREVENTINGPERIODPOVERTY

Emma Simpson Presents GalCal

November 14, 2018


GalCal a platform where ALL are welcome to the find the best events to attend in the London area. Over are the days of missing the best events, or finding out about them two weeks later. 
Our time is now and we all need to support each out, start enjoying networking and learn from each-other. 

The themes focus on, supporting intersectional feminism empowerment, networking opportunities, and new learning experiences. Find something for you and share the experience with others, we want to be a community of ideas.

The platform is also Available for submission & conversations around the topics. So join in and share your events and voice! 
 
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WEBSITE: www.galcal.co.uk 

Trapped In The Torture Of Unrequited Love

November 13, 2018

It sounds romantic: To love someone with all of your mind, body, heart and soul. But what happens when they don’t love you back? The pain of loving someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you, can almost be unbearable. And it certainly doesn’t feel romantic - it just feels devastating.

“Unrequited love is like waiting for an aeroplane at a train station.” Urban Dictionary.
The official definition from The Cambridge Dictionary is “a feeling towards someone who does not feel the same way toward you.”



Thought Catalog describes it cleverly in four simple words; agony, despair, foolishness and hope. From sorrow washing over you, negativity consuming your thoughts; a dull ache sits on your chest.

Evidence from research by Ethan Kross at the University of Michigan suggests emotional pain activates the same part of your brain as physical pain. So it’s no wonder why some describe their experience of unrequited love using physical descriptions.    

Whilst everyone’s experience may differ slightly, the emotions paired with the situation are almost parallel. And you’re not alone. Unrequited love is extremely common. According to social psychologist Dr. Roy Baumeister, 98% of people have suffered at one time or another.

But what can be done to help you understand, recover and move on?

Start with yourself and acknowledge you have been hurt. Rejection is a difficult pill to swallow, and if your heart has been broken, there is a real sensation of pain. But with time you shall heal and feel once again.

And then move on to letting go of the anger. Not loving someone back doesn’t mean he/she is a bad person. Whilst unrequited love is extremely contradictory, it is important to not create excuses for a someone’s behaviour. But it is wise to understand the possible reasons as to why the love is not reciprocated. 

We rarely hear about the agony of those who are the target of unwanted love. Most literature and films tell the story from the viewpoint of the rejected lover. Nevertheless, both rejects and would-be lovers can end up feeling like victims.



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There could be several factors as to why love isn’t felt both ways. Perhaps it is the most common case of friendship, where one sees, feels and wants more romantically than the other.

One of the most common stories was of being in a friendship with an undercurrent of attraction on one side. Over and over people said, ‘We were good friends, but I secretly was in love.’" Dr. Roy Baumeister, Case Western Reserve University.

Another major element is communication and timing. Nomoreus says: “The lack of communication ruins a lot of potential forevers.” As a society, humans are programmed to see vulnerability as a weakness. Not sharing your feelings with someone is a button for self-destruct and if time passes you by too quickly, keeping quite can ruin potential chances of happiness.

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” Federico GarcΓ­a Lorca, Blood Wedding.

One version of unrequited love is perhaps the most predictable but less familiar: falling for someone who is much more desirable than yourself, whether it is physical beauty or attributes like charm, intelligence, wit or status. This kind of mismatch is called “falling upward”.

In this circumstance it is best to identify what you saw in the person. Why did you fall for them? What was it about them that you liked? And then compare that to the ideals of a partner you seek. While not everyone is going to possess the qualities you desire, if the fundamentals don’t match up, it is clear you romanticised about their attributes and created an unrealistic representation.  

To move on you must understand, when someone fails to see your worth, it doesn’t mean you are unloveable. If you are having difficulty remembering the incredible person you are, despite a unfulfilled romantic interest, repeat positive affirmations to yourself. And remind yourself, you deserve someone wholly. You are worth the risk, and you are better than this. If it is meant to be, then it will happen. But do not fear, the best is yet to come. 


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VENUS LIBIDO : 'Help A Girl Out' Event

November 13, 2018

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO NOW: https://youtu.be/eUquc2mvow0

On The 6th October 2018 Women Of Power's Amazing Bea Duncan Went To Cover The Venus Libido Event 'Hep A Girl Out'

Bea loved it! The event was just amazing, super intimate and very informative!

Here Are Some Pics From The Day:


































All Business No Balance | October 2018

November 13, 2018




We Had Yet Another Fabulous Evening! Lacey Hunter - Felton (Hunter Collective), Hannah Ayegbusi (Honey Hands) & Tonia Buxton Shared Their Stories Of Motherhood, Business, Balance & How Most Things In Life Are To Be Treasured & Valued.

The Audience Participation Was Priceless & It Was Gave A Real Opportunity For Some Serious, Open Conversation To Happen.

A Huge Thanks To Zuleika, Monique, Emma, Chione, Lollie, Victoria, Gizell & Amelia For Being True Gems & Phenomenal Parts Of Women Of Power UK!

Here Are Some Snaps From The Day:










 
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