Over the past year, Helen has been meeting with a group of local women at Platform. Brenda, Foxy, Isabelle, Jean, Lorna, Mags and Margaret are all members of the Platform knitting group, who meet weekly to work on collective and individual knitting projects.
Inspired by the Consciousness Raising groups that emerged from the Women’s Movement in the 1960s, Helen instigated a series of open discussions with the group. These took on various themes as their starting point from which conversations opened out and expanded. The women shared thoughts on education and work / housework, as well as reflecting on experiences of being daughters, sisters, wives, mothers and grandmothers.