Venus as a Boy – Marcus Wratton and Dimitra Petsa

9781910578421_50The first chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series, edited by Debbie Chessell. This a vibrant and challenging chapbook that includes two written works, Leila by Marcus Wratton and Tower Bridge by Dimitra Petsa. It is not just the power of the words that rock you back on your heels but the carmine plush of the design by Lucy Ross.

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit

Venus as a Boy
Marcus Wratton and Dimitra Petsa
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-42-1
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 1,
Price – £2
Designer: Lucy Ross
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographers: Maria Kaffa, Molly Baker
BUY Venus as a Boy (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)

As part of this project CRC will be hosting three workshops at Housmans Radical Booksellers throughout March 2017 and a final exhibition at The Museum of Futures.

Today at Housmans
4th March, 7pm
Feminist Yoga with Affective Yoga

‘Emotions may be critical to showing us why transformations are so difficult, but also how they are possible’. Sarah Ahmed.

This 3 hour workshop will explore the relationship between feminist feelings or emotions and yoga (physical postures, breathing and meditation) with a focus on healing. It will be split into 90 minutes of yoga lead by Affective Yoga followed by a winding down session with free refreshments.

”I believe when we come to and get involved in feminism we experience emotions, such as pain, anger, hope and wonder. I believe we hold these emotions in our physical and mental bodies. Embodied feelings show us why transformations are so difficult but also how they are possible. During this yoga workshop we will explore the emotions we embody as a result of our feminism(s), releasing the pain and anger to approach change from a place of peace and love and build on and strengthen the hope and wonder we have in ourselves to continue to fight for change in our societies.”

Open to all levels – you don’t need to have prior yoga experience.


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