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On 21st December 2019 we successfully raised £1,435 with 26 supporters in 56 days

In Her Own Words aims to speak on behalf of women whose voices have been silenced long enough.

by Leigh Lou Harper in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Only 6.4% of women in the UK run their own businesses, in comparison to 15% in Canada and 11% in the USA. Girls With Guile are aiming to develop three programmes to support female artists, creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs. We would like to provide coaching to reaffirm ideas, values and beliefs, mentoring for pragmatic, constructive advice and training to equip women with the skills and tools needed to progress in their own career endeavours. We are also aiming to create a quarterly networking event, which features presentations from the women we work with as well as a guest speaker. This is in addition to our unique theatrical productions, taking place twice annually to promote original writing by women about women.

For centuries, women have fought for our right to be heard. We have punched, kicked, screamed, argued, spoken out, protested and even died for our rights. We have fought for our freedom – to vote, to be treated equally, to be paid fairly, to love freely, to have a voice. And yet our struggles still go unseen, our pain is still ignored, our sicknesses still go untreated, our opinions are still dismissed, our choices are still condemned, our voices are diminished, and our bodies are not our own.

For International Women’s Day 2020, a group of creative women are collaborating their talents to devise a new theatrical production. We aim to explore inequality, diversity, relationships, female sexuality motherhood, illness, impairment, trauma and the everyday experiences of having a vagina in the 21st century.

By donating to our project, you are supporting an all-female production that will inspire, develop and empower new and emerging artists. Help us raise awareness of important issues, help us evolve society’s understanding of our challenges and give us a microphone so we can crank up the volume.

Creative Team: Leigh Lou Harper, Eloise Bonney, Emma Furnival, Izzy Maurer, Josie Cerise, Liz Thompson, Lucy Banks, Nicki Davi, Saskia Pay, Tasharalle Jones-Hoyes


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The Help

Pledging £20 gets you a free ticket to our event and a reserved seat on the third row.

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Pledging £50 gets you a free ticket to our Friday night performance, a reserved seat on the second row and a goodie bag.

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A League of Their Own

Pledging £100 gets you a free ticket to our Friday night performance, a reserved seat on the first row, a goodie bag and one item of merchandise.

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