Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life Death, spoke to two young women in her life aged 15 and 16 about what it means to be a feminist today, and what is hoped to be different in the future. The responses from both Tillie and Rabia are hugely insightful. Read on, and be inspired by these young women.
What do you hope will be different for the women in your family in 50 years’ time?
EW: In 50 years, my five nieces and one nephew will be celebrating landmark birthdays: the youngest will be turning 50. They’ll have inherited our roles as family storytellers and remembrancers; inherited, too, the detritus of our lives, at least those of us that have shuffled off the coil: houses, endless piles of stuff.
As part of 4th Estate’s month-long celebration of women’s writing, we’re bringing you personal picks from the 4th Estate team. Today’s variety of choices are from Louise Haines, Lottie Fyfe, Jordan Mulligan and Sarah Thickett.