Hugo’s Earthquake: Campaigning for homelessness awareness

Hugo's Earthquake is all about fighting for homelessness awareness and intervention, campaigning to ensure measures are put in place to prevent homelessness, and help those who do find themselves without a home. In February, it was announced that local councils were to receive £48 million to expand provision for the homeless in the UK. Hugo’s [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge 2017

It's back! You thought I'd forgotten, didn't you? We may have missed St Piran's Day, but the Cornish Reading Challenge will still be running in 2017 - from May 13th until May 27th. As usual, we'll have a host of incredible authors involved. We'll have guest posts, book reviews, giveaways, recommendations, and many more exciting things! [...]

The For Choice Project

Keen readers of The Bandwagon blog may have noticed that a new feature has been added. The For Choice Project aims to give people who have experienced abortion a place to tell their story, giving them a voice in a world that doesn't want to listen. The For Choice Project is broken down into the following [...]

Feminist February: A Recap

During the month of February, I decided to join in with Ellen Orange's brilliant idea of reading feminist books. I made my own to-read list, and also some recommendations of fabulous feminist books I'd already read. What makes a book "feminist"? I believe that feminism is a very personal thing. For me, it's not just about [...]

What’s A Girl Gotta Do?: Bartholin’s Glands

Welcome to the new feature on The Bandwagon. What's A Girl Gotta Do? will focus on issues that particularly affect women, and I'll be discussing how we're usually at a disadvantage, particularly when it comes to medical issues. Warning! This post delves into the occurrence of Bartholin's cysts and abscesses. A fairly strong stomach may [...]

#InspiringWomen: July

Welcome to The Bandwagon’s new feature for 2016 – #InspiringWomen. These posts aim to not only celebrate successful women, but also to encourage others to follow their dreams. Meet July's lady, Karin Bosman. Activist, writer and inspiring woman, Karin Bosman is fighting to protect people from workplace sexual harassment. Her personal experiences are powerful, and [...]

#InspiringWomen: May

Welcome to The Bandwagon’s new feature for 2016 – #InspiringWomen. These posts aim to not only celebrate successful women, but also to encourage others to follow their dreams. Meet May's lady, Sian Norris. Sian Norris is a writer and feminist activist. She is the co-editor of Read Women, the founder and director of the Bristol Women's [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge 2016: Thank You!

The second annual Cornish Reading Challenge ends today. I know, sad faces everywhere. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who got involved. To all the authors who wrote guest posts and ran competitions; to all the bloggers who helped spread the word; to everyone who entered the giveaways and commented on the [...]

#InspiringWomen: March

Welcome to The Bandwagon’s new feature for 2016 – #InspiringWomen. These posts aim to not only celebrate successful women, but also to encourage others to follow their dreams. Meet March's lady, Sonia Jade Byrne. Sonia's a tattoo artist living in Devon, England. She previously worked at Loki Ink in Plymouth, which was quite literally round the [...]

#InspiringWomen: February

Welcome to The Bandwagon's new feature for 2016 - #InspiringWomen. These posts aim to not only celebrate successful women, but also to encourage others to follow their dreams. Meet February's lady, Sammi McEwan. Sammi is a recent graduate, freelance artist, and incredibly talented woman. She designed the banner for this very blog, and has managed [...]