T-shirt printing and discussions at the LGBT centre!

This week at Young Women’s we spent the evening at the LGBT centre making statement t-shirts from screen printing, and they turned out pretty awesome! The ideas for each statement came from discussions we were having throughout the session, ranging from abortion laws in Ireland to stereotypes among lesbian/bisexual women and how we identify ourselves.
 
We ended up spending so much time deep in conversation that it was a bit of a rush to get the stencils cut out and get the paint on the t-shirts but with the help of Chloe, we got it done!
This was a really enjoyable session that we hope to have more of in the future, and we can’t wait to get our t-shirts back next week as soon as the paint has dried!
 

Table tennis brings out our competitive side!

At this evening’s session in the Sheung Lok centre, we made use of the awesome table tennis facilities and things got a bit heated!

It may have taken us what felt like three hours to successfully learn to serve and keep a rally going but by the end of the session, we almost went to sudden death in a doubles match of first to 25 wins. Victoria and Myrtle ended up victorious even though Laura and Olivia had a 7-point lead at one stage.

So despite knowing none of the rules and hitting each other with ping pong balls on numerous occasions, the session was a lot of fun and we definitely needed the snacks on the table at the end to refuel!

As well as the table tennis, we discussed where we’d like the group to go over the next couple of months and came up with some ideas for activities and discussions we could have in the future. But if you want to know what our oh-so-fabulous ideas were you’ll have to join us at Sheung Lok centre next week to find out.

See you then!

YWHP

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new home of Young Women’s Health Project!

We’re currently working on our new site and can’t wait to share all of our fresh content with you in a new way. Please bear with us as we get this site up and running and very soon we’ll be posting regular content for young lesbian and bisexual women, and all of the fun stuff we get up to at our group each week!

See you all again very soon,

YWHP

First cycling session with Bike Right!

We kicked off the first of six weeks of cycling this evening with glorious sunshine and a handful of Chewits – just the right concoction to keep our energy levels up!

We met at 4:15pm at Sidney Street Cafe to bring the bikes over to the Sheung Lok centre. This proved slightly more difficult than expected as the bikes outnumbered the people! Thankfully, Claire used all of her biking experience to carefully carry two bikes at the one time. A mighty feat it was. Helmets off to you, Claire!

After snacking on some treats at Sheung Lok and doing our introductions, we all headed over to the grounds of Medlock Primary School to learn the basics of cycling. Snigger all you like but even those of us who have been cycling for years struggled to pull off an emergency stop and swerve!

Not everyone was as confident with one-handed cycling or turning corners at the beginning but by the end of the session, we all felt capable of hitting the road next week. So confident even that some of us tried our hand at, well, no-handed cycling… It’s safe to say we won’t be attempting that on the roads any time soon!

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Freedom and Fashion Exhibition Trip

On Saturday we took a trip to the Manchester Museum to visit the Freedom and Fashion exhibition inspired by the large increase in UK women’s entry into the workforce during World War I.

‘I really enjoyed seeing the different types of fashion at the exhibit and learnt a lot of things about women’s freedom and fashion’ – Olivia

‘Freedom and Fashion – The clue is in the title. When viewing the different styles of the outfits I was able to see how women and designers showed how free they felt in their designs’ – Charlie