No Damsels in Distress

Janet Dowling

South West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
24th March 2019
Storytelling | Women | Feminism | Folklore

Traditional tales of strong women, who don't need rescuing, nor see their life's ambition to gain a husband. Instead, they go on their own adventures, facing challenges, obstacles and hazards to make their own way in the world. With an opportunity to discuss why you don't know these tales!

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About Janet Dowling

Janet is a storyteller and folklorist- finding the old stories and sharing them with new audiences. But she also researches and digs deep for the stories behind the stories, whether it be one of the 39 different versions of RedRiding Hood or the real secrets of Bluebeard. She performs professionally as an oral storyteller, and runs workshops for people to learn the skills of storytelling. She won a prize from the Folklore Society for her paper on "Naming the Green Man of the medieval church."

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