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On the write side of history

VICKY BEECHING ON WHY WRITING IS A FEMINIST ACT
PHOTO NICHOLAS DAWKES

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything.” So said Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World. He’s right; words are powerful.

Of course, that power can be used for good or harm. The act of writing can change minds, hearts and human history. It can create a more beautiful, equal and free world, or a more blinkered, cruel and divisive one. Like any tool, we pick it up and use it for our desired outcome.

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