Author Archive:

Susan Jessop

Opinion 1 Susan Jessop 17 November 2019

Courageous women are organising everywhere, and they need our support

With so many active and inspiring groups around the world, Mama Cash calls upon a broad community of funders to resource feminist organising. In her 2015 poem ‘What They Did Yesterday Afternoon’, Warsan Shire writes, …

Opinion Susan Jessop 7 March 2018

Lesbian, bisexual and queer activists on the frontline

‘Most of us cannot be open about our sexuality without the risk of bullying, being fired, or violence. Under the influence of Russian anti-gay propaganda, the climate has not become more friendly in recent years’, …

Opinion Susan Jessop and Kellea Miller 7 December 2017

Our voices are strong: why self-led activism works

Every voice matters. But impoverishment, injustice and violence in communities around the world routinely serve to silence women, girls and trans people. This leaves them little choice but to fight to be heard and to …

Conference reports Susan Jessop 29 April 2017

Who talks, who listens?

On the narrow stone streets in Barcelona’s Raval district, sex worker activists tell us the stories of their neighbourhood. Of gentrification that has squeezed many out, of police harassment and being fined simply for being …