Sunday 25 June 2017

Sarah Millican tells Cambridge students of her foray into feminist journalism

Sarah Millican spoke of her journey to feminism
Sarah Millican spoke of her journey to feminism

Award-winning comedian Sarah Millican spoke about her feminist journey as she visited a women's only college at Cambridge University.

The stand-up took part in a question and answer session alongside journalist Hannah Dunleavy at Newnham College, which is a women's college run by women and was founded in 1871.

The pair spoke about when they first discovered they were feminists and why they launched their female-run Standard Issue magazine after spotting a gap in the market.

Millican said: "Standard Issue will never tell you who to be, what to wear or how to look. We believe that every woman should feel empowered to be themselves.

"It's relatable, like a long lunch with a group of brilliant friends and it tells it like it is."

Millican and a team of journalists launched the online magazine in 2014, aiming to offer a witty product that champions women.

It provides a mix of news, opinions, life stories and entertainment.

Press Association

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