The Mixing The Colours anthology from the Glasgow Women's Library is now available on Action on Sectarianism.

In March 2015, the Mixing The Colours project published its anthology of women’s writing - creative writing gathered in the course of project workshops and as part of the Glasgow Women's Library Dragon’s Pen Writing Competition. The anthology also features specially commissioned works by Magi Gibson, Denise Mina and Eleanor Thom.

Participants in the Mixing The Colours project have said that the key way in which women could address sectarianism is by participating in workshops and writing about their experiences.

Much of the work in this publication recounts the memories of childhood and young adulthood. It conveys the words of parents, warnings about how to behave at Orange Order parades, and reflects on the feelings and challenges they experienced as children.

Mixing The Colours: Women Speaking About Sectarianism is a tangible object of women’s collective action. The look and feel is something special; the beautiful result of the project and the women who participated that gives weight and importance to their words and experiences. It is a starting point for the future, a seminal anthology of the legacy of sectarianism.

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  • Fantastic to read about this important new collection. Please post sample quotes and tell us how to access it. Congratulations on completing this valuable record of women's voices and experiences on sectarianism and related topics.

  • Hi Eolene, glad to hear you like it. If you click on the bold 'Mixing the Colours' link it will take you to the anthology itself. Otherwise if you visit the public library it is the case studies section!

  • Thanks so much, Sarah, downloaded and reading. Terrific!

Eolene Boyd-MacMillan
Thanks so much, Sarah, downloaded and reading. Terrific!