Critical Reflection

Always radical, always engaged, always personal. Either scholarly or polemic writing that engages with feminist visual culture and feminist theory and history from a contemporary perspective. Our authors provide ground for reassessment of existing paradigms or subversive recuperation and reinterpretation.

Having lost her office space, Wight looks back at it using diffractive methodology to show how work spaces can function as sites of self-expression, feminist pedagogy and resistance in heteropatria...

Drawing parallels between breathing and working as an academic, Hornbeck invites us to implement a gentle and considerate approach to leadership and pedagogy—one that promotes social justice like...

For Carly Guest, a fresh reading of Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) forms a beginning of a reflective journey into the institutionalised context of her teaching, which...

Khoo explores the role of emotions in knowledge formation, reflecting on how to learn from failure in the midst of the constant push towards greater productivity in the neoliberal academy.


Determined to reclaim their enthusiasm and energy for research, writing and teaching, three women scholars test creative praxis in their institutional space and thus encourage us to resist the patr...

Female documentary filmmakers who seek to re-tell their mothers’ stories create opportunities to re-negotiate and re-invest in the lost, interrupted or ‘slipping away’ maternal relation.<...

‘It’s difficult not to fall in love with danger unless it makes us squirm. What if you would drink the water from the red river, then? What if the Jordan was, in fact, red?’



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However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:

Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey