Emma Starts Feminist Book Club
Emma Watson has started a Feminist book club on the “book networking” website Goodreads. After asking fans on twitter to suggest names she chose Our Shared Shelf and her book club went live on Thursday. The ‘club’ is a public group on Goodreads, open to any registered member.
As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.
The plan is to select and read a book every month, then discuss the work during the month’s last week (to give everyone time to read it!). I will post some questions/quotes to get things started, but I would love for this to grow into an open discussion with and between you all. Whenever possible I hope to have the author, or another prominent voice on the subject, join the conversation.
If you fancy it, please join up and participate. Everyone is welcome. I would be honoured!
January 2016 Calendar
Happy New Year!
Congratulations to Jia, our winner for the January Calendar Competition!
Honorable mention to Hélène. Thank you to everyone that entered, and thank you to those who voted. All the competition entries can be viewed here.
January Calendar Vote
Time to choose our January calendar.
Remember, you only get to vote one time. Do not vote multiple times from different emails, and do not ask your friends to come and vote on your calendar. Let’s keep the competition fair.
To vote with a google account
Just sign in to your google account then go here to view the calendars and rate them with 1 to 5 stars. No more trying to choose one favourite, opening multiple windows, or having to write your choices in an email. If you don’t have a google account, you can still vote the old way below.
To vote without a google account.
- View the calendars here. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger preview image. Take your time, make sure you scroll all the way to the end and check out all the calendars.
- Choose your favourite 5 calendars, and write down their numbers in order, from best to 5th place. You don’t have to choose 5, you can vote for just one if you like, but you can vote for 5.
- Send your vote in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Voting is open through January 1, 00:00 GMT.
Merry Christmas Emma and Happy Holidays to All!
Click the image to view the Holiday Project for Emma.
New Colonia Trailer
A new trailer for Colonia has been released with a number of new scenes. It is dubbed in German but if you don’t understand the language you can pretty much follow along. Colonia stars Emma Watson, Daniel Daniel Brühl and Michael Nyqvist. The movie opens February in Germany, but no other release dates have been set.
January Calendar Competition
The January Calendar Competition is now open.
- The size of the calendar should be at least 1024×768. Higher resolutions are good. Widescreen is also allowed.
- Calendars must be in a common graphics format such as jpg, tiff, gif or png.
- It must have Emma-Watson.net and January and it should have the dates. It should be mostly original work, and images used should be respectful of Emma’s privacy.
- The deadline to submit calendars is December 28.
- No more than 3 entries per person. Please send entries to email@example.com
Emma Attends Screening of True Cost Documentary
Emma Watson and executive-producer Livia Firth hosted the London screening of The True Cost on Tuesday evening. The documentary film looks at the fashion industry and its impact on people and the environment.
Emma with Andrew Morgan (director), Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Erin O’Connor.
The Holiday Season is here! Time to start our Holiday Project for Emma. Send in your messages, artwork, graphics, pictures, poems, stories, anything you like, to wish Emma a Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, in your own way. Follow the link below for more details.
Emma Donates Clothes for Charity
Emma Watson donated items of designer clothing to be sold at Vestiaire Collective’s Wardrobe for Women charity sale. Proceeds will support Women for Women International, a charity that helps women survivors from war-torn countries.
“It is with absolute pleasure that I am donating some of my personal clothing to such a worthy cause, Women for Women International. Let’s help raise these funds together to support women around the world who need our help!”
Emma donated a Derek Lam dress, Cristian Louboutin shoes, Stella McCartney sunglasses and Longchamp handbag. Other celebrities donating include Keira Knightley, Olivia Palermo, Lupita Nyong’o and Charlotte Gainsburg. The sale continues through Dec 14 although all of Emma’s items have already sold after just one day.