It's the start of a new political era in Scotland, and I want to make a long-standing dream come true: I want to start a shared feminist blog, providing political and cultural commentary about and for Scotland. I hope that it will become an online community as well, as we generate discussion around blog posts. NB: This blog will be a completely separate beast to Morag's Eyrie, which is my personal blog and has been largely inactive for a long while.
My vision is that it will be Red/Green/Yellow/Purple/Pink: i.e., left-wing (socialist, anarchist, etc.), green for the environment, pro-Scottish independence, 100% feminist, and LGBTQ friendly. I'm thinking of something like Bella Caledonia for feminists, or Tiger Beatdown for Scotland!
The flowering of amazing social media, and communities around such, in the past year or so has totally inspired and revitalised me; we now have a range of media for news, opinion and discussion in Scotland that represents a genuine high-quality alternative to the traditional, moribund, corrupt mainstream media. But we don't yet have a clear social media outlet for a feminist voice, or rather, the full range of feminist voices.
I know so many women (and pro-feminist men) in Scotland who are brilliant, radical, incisive, creative and wise, and I hope that a few of you will want to join me in forming an initial nucleus of bloggers and supporters to get going. Let me know if you're interested and we'll get a kick-off meeting set up! Please pass the word on.