Meme Rewriting Workshop : POWS 2015

POWS 2015 Meme Workshop

One of the most enjoyable parts of the Psychology of Women Section conference was running a meme rewriting workshop. Much like the first one I ran at the Gendered Bodies in Visible Spaces day (which you can read about here) I encouraged people to come along, bring their feminist rage and take it all out on some blank meme templates with a bunch of markers… and much like the first one, I was blessed with a room full of witty, angry feminists who were absolutely ready for some meme subversion! I don’t think that old humourless stereotype quite works somehow?  Continue reading “Meme Rewriting Workshop : POWS 2015”

POWS Conference 2015

POWS Conference 2015 - Leeds Beckett Psychology

There’s something incredibly energising and refreshing about the annual BPS Psychology of Women Section conference – I always seem to come home feeling on top of the world, like I can tackle whatever annoying bit of thesis work or admin bullshit I’ve been putting off for ages, you know? ANYWAY. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have no doubt seen me spamming the life out of #powsconf during my time at lovely POWS 2015. Today I want to share some of the highlights of the conference, well, for me anyway – as ever, the programme was almost too good, making for some very difficult choices about which sessions to attend! Continue reading “POWS Conference 2015”

Meme Rewriting Workshop : #BVis15

Meme Subversion/Rewriting Workshop - #BVis15 Jessica Drakett

On June 25th I was lucky enough to coordinate a meme subversion workshop as part of the Gendered Bodies In Visible Spaces day at Leeds Beckett University – fun for me, and a useful way to trial the session before the Psychology of Women Section (POWS) conference in July! Continue reading “Meme Rewriting Workshop : #BVis15”

Weight Stigma & Internet Memes

I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

The last week in February was Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and my fab colleagues Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith and Glen Jankowski worked really hard to bring a host of activities and talks to Leeds Beckett. When Glen asked me if I wanted to speak about appearance/body image and memes, I was a) delighted and b) totally baffled. I’m not a body image researcher! I don’t know about eating disorders! I have no idea what I’m doing! Continue reading “Weight Stigma & Internet Memes”

PhD Life – Top Five Favourite Things

PhD Life - Top 5 Favourite Things

With teaching about to start, alongside the final year of my PhD studentship, I am acutely aware of the need to be organised. Here’s a quick rundown of my top five favourite things that are keeping me (relatively!) stress free and on track. Continue reading “PhD Life – Top Five Favourite Things”