The Feminist Walk of the City

By Catherine Price

I decided I wanted to reflect on my experience of the Feminist Walk of the City. I think this concept of including walks in a conference is a brilliant idea. Instead of just hearing about the experiences of women and feminist issues, I felt I was living these experiences by going on a walk. There is a rich history of women and women’s issues in Newcastle but until today, I was not aware of these. By hearing about their experiences and actually visiting the places where these were lived, I felt a greater connection with these women. For want of a better description, it was like walking in their footsteps.

These invisible women whose history was and still is, interwoven with Newcastle’s buildings, were brought to life for me. These women have been made visible. It also got me thinking about how many other hidden histories are waiting to be discovered in other feminist walks like this.

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