In October, Charlotte Davies will be writing for The F-Word; here’s her introduction

A huge thank you to Nicola, who was our monthly guest blogger in July. Make sure you check out her blog and Facebook community if you enjoyed her posts.

Our monthly bloggers have been having a break for a few months but now as we move into October, we have Charlotte Davies blogging for us.

Originally from the Midlands, I work in the entertainment industry (for want of better description) in London. I grew up in Derby in a single parent family of four, studied at University of Hull (City of Culture 2017!) and moved to London on graduating 13 years ago.

I’m writing about feminism and working class women and girls for The F-Word over the next month – lots I’d like to discuss, including the prevalence of middle class ‘echo-chamber’ voices in feminism, accessibility of feminist ideologies to groups and organisations, relationship with the media and the beauty industry, slut shaming and more…

Other interests alongside Strident Feminism include running half marathons, walking up mountains, waking up without an alarm, drinking nice beer and eating scotch eggs.

Thanks for joining us, Charlotte – I look forward to reading your posts this month!

Although we’ve selected all the monthly bloggers for the year, there are still lots of ways to contribute, with blog posts, features or reviews. We have some wonderful new editors who I’m sure will be delighted to hear from you!

The photo is in the public domain. It shows a pint of amber beer on a picnic table outside, with the sun shining onto it.