Sarah Cheverton, WVON co-editor
I’m a feminist and a freelance writer and researcher.
I became a feminist aged 12 learning the history of the suffragettes, which changed my perception of women forever and led me (via the library) straight into the feminist movement of the late eighties. By age 13, I was proudly taking my copy of Spare Rib to school with me every day, reading bits of ‘The Female Eunuch’ to my uninterested family (Dad: “Yes, Sarah, I know I’m an incomplete female. Now finish your tea…”) and campaigning loudly and vehemently for women’s rights. I’ve never looked back.
In addition to the day job, I spend an increasing amount of time developing my freelance writing and journalism. As well as being a regular writer and co-editor for Womens Views on News, I am currently writing my first novel. My writing and work has been featured in a number of publications over the years, including Vagina Magazine (yes, really), ‘The Feminist Seventies’ (Raw Nerve Press) and Children and Young People Now. I’m soon to be published in a book of travel writing on Malaysia, ‘Sini Sana: Travels in Malaysia’.
As well as giving me a sense of enormous wellbeing, both my feminism and my freelance work is an ongoing source of inspiration as to how people change their world, with nothing but a dream and an enormous amount of enthusiasm and commitment to guide them. In this, WVON is no exception, and my continuing involvement in its growth and development is one of my proudest achievements to date.
If you want to read from an archive of my online musings, check out my (much neglected) blog at http://thedailyone.blogspot.com