Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.


Pedestal Nor Pity

Submitted by Janine on 4 April 2015 at 13:38

I am not "inspirational"
I need neither pedestal nor pity
Why put barriers in my path
Then call me "inspirational" for getting over them?
I am your equal not your mascot
I want rights not awards
I am not "inspirational"
I am disabled
By crap like this.

Poetry Performance at Solidarity with Kurdish women: All the Rage social / fundraiser

Submitted by Janine on 2 February 2015 at 14:58
Event Date

Women in Workers' Liberty are holding a socialist feminist conference on Saturday 28 February in London, and as part of that are hosting a social in the evening at The Union Tavern in King's Cross. There will be have spoken word poetry from Michelle Madsen, Janine Booth and Emily Harrison, feminist folk music from Karina Knight and "Thought Plane Theatre", a performance project from an interactiv

Minnie Lansbury - illustrated talk at the East London History Society

Submitted by Janine on 2 February 2015 at 21:08
Event Date

Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about Minnie Lansbury - East End Suffragette, socialist, school teacher, champion of the victims of war, rebel councillor and my hero! as the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the East London History Society.

AutismCon: Festival of the Mind

Submitted by Janine on 1 January 2015 at 18:34
Event Date

Conway Hall, London

Janine will be giving a presentation about London Underground during the day, and performing poetry in the evening.

The organisers say: 

On 17 January, 2015, join us for an exciting and unconventional new event organised by people with autism.