Today has been an awfully liberating experience as I've had a chance to talk about women in canonical literature and feminism in literature in general at one of my classes. I was surprised that I was even allowed to tap on the theme when picking up my presentation, since my past experience when talking about feminism was quite saddening. It was amazing though! We talked about literary canon and the modern publishing word and we even had time to discuss themes like gender neutrality and gender roles in society in general. I can't tell you enough how much I loved this. I'm very much thankful for this positive experience. Do you want to share your thoughts on this subject? Or maybe on Virginial Wolf since she's in the photo? 😊 #tea #virginialwolf #mrsdolloway #classics #feminism #literature #literarycanon #feminisminliterature #womeninliterature #girlpower #bookstagram #books #book #bookphotography #bookphoto #bookishphotography #bookishphoto #bookinsta #bookinstagram #alphonsmucha #artnoveau #vintage #bookishinstagram #bookishinsta

“I am no bird; no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” 🌷 Jane (Jane Eyre): English pear, heather and freesia. 🌷 Elinor (Sense and sensibility): orange blossom, pine and parchment

A cup of doodh-cha. Rainy afternoons. Prothom Protishruti. Ashapurna Devi. #womenwhoread #birthdaygift #feminisminliterature #ashapurnadevi #triology

Второй пол — книга-эссе, написанная в 1949 году французской писательницей-экзистенциалисткой Симоной де Бовуар. Одна из самых известных работ автора, повествующая об обращении с женщинами на протяжении человеческой истории; часто рассматривается как один из основных философских трудов феминистского направления и как отправная точка феминизма второй волны. Книга была издана в двух томах. Ватикан включил её в «Индекс запрещённых книг». #feminism #literature #book #feminisminliterature #feminisminbook #secondsex #women #womensrights #sexism

"Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope." 🌷

We have some exciting new candle reveals this month that I just cannot wait to share! I am impatiently waiting for the labels to arrive so I can show you 🙈 ✨ Our Jane and Elinor candles have such lovely floral scents! They are the first two candles in our Classic Heroine series and are inspired by strong female characters ✨

"I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience." 🍂 Jane Eyre is one of my absolute favourites! Jane is such an empowering female character and I love how much she grows throughout her story. Are there any characters who inspire you? 🍂 This lovely autumnal photo is from @anarchy_in_the_library 😍

“Your green eye is a reducing chamber.” Angela Carter, thank you for your beautiful gift 🖤

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” My only plan was to record an audiobook of Jane Eyre for my Grampa in the Winter of 2011. With a broken heart, I picked it up and hit record, and I never knew a book could throw me the way Jane Eyre did, and I’d say it’s my bible if I was a tad more ridiculous. Charlotte Brontë, the eldest Brontë sister, (and last Brontë to pass) was born April 21st, 1816. Whatever man stirred up Mr. Rochester in Charlotte's thoughts was surely a piece of work, and, I want to imagine, was maybe a love of her life. I like to think Helen Burns was a real kid, too. If you want to find resilience, the ability to love and forgive, mystery, adventure and romance, pick this one up. Interestingly enough, Virginia Woolf argued Jane Eyre’s desire for adventure was really Charlotte’s desire, while inhibited to a secluded life as a woman. I’m not sure, though. I think the Brontës secluded themselves because the worlds they made up were simply more interesting. She wasn’t inhibited by being a woman; she changed the world with her words, despite it (and because of it). Perhaps Jane Eyre was speaking for all women, and the freedom we’d have... eventually. Perhaps Bertha Mason and Jane Eyre represented more than the oppression Charlotte felt as a woman. I’m not sure she was making it about herself at all. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” Charlotte published Jane Eyre, under the synonym Currer Bell, in 1847, and her lesser known novel, Villette, in 1853. She died in March of 1855. #untilthe7thdayofbrontë . . . . . . . . #charlottebrontë #brontë #janeeyre #mrrochester #helenburns #berthamason #villette #literature #classicliterature #romance #gothicliterature #mystery #forgivness #feminism #feminisminliterature #love #forever #neveroutofprint #untilthe7thdayofbrontë

Emma Donoghue’s “Kissing the Witch” is perfect for those who love fairy tales, but see no need for a Prince Charming.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A writer. A novelist. A short story writer. A nonfiction writer. An African. A feminist. Caption: Dear Ijeawele, or A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions. Text on caption by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Teach her that 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell that she should do o not do something "because you are a girl". 'Because you are a girl' is never a reason for anything. Ever." * Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Escritora. Novelista. Dramaturga. Africana. Feminista. Pie de imagen: Querida Ijeawele, o cómo educar en el feminismo. #feminisminliterature #iamanaestheteheroines #empoweredbywomanhood #livesurroundedbyartandbeauty #feminisminart #heroine #girlpower #getinspiredbyart #heroine #feminism #feministart #womanpower #femaleartist #womenartists #womenartistoftheworldunited #snakepower #strongertogether #sorority #sororidad #hermandad #art #artist #music #knowyourmasters #cherishart #artlover

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EJIGEE ---- Friend of mine is doing a show in London this week! Shakespeare and his female characters re-imagined! #theater #feminist #feminisminliterature #Shakespeare #play #women #London

Tomorrow is the start of the WHS Kids Call It Out takeover where Anna will be talking about feminism in literature and Celia will be discussing FGM. Throughout the week we will have two blog posts a day with a 'women in the workplace' Wednesday edition. On Wednesday there will be a twitter takeover where there will be a live Q&A as well as other fun stuff.