We're in a brand new era of publishing. Have a look at the trailer for Foul Deeds Will Rise, created by my brilliant nephew, Bob Rafferty

I'm thrilled to be included in the forthcoming Dangerous Women anthology. You can read my article on female genital mutilation on the project's website:

Dangerous Women

By Jo Shaw, Ben Fletcher-Watson and Abrisham Ahmadzadeh

Fifty reflections on women, power and identity

Dangerous Women was a year long project inspired by the comment that Nicola Sturgeon was the most dangerous woman in Britain.

400 women posted pieces on the site, which was administered by the University of Edinburgh.

I chose to write about Female Genital Mutilation, a subject I had tried and failed to get into mainstream media. 'Too grim,' was what editors said.

Now the Dangerous Women team are trying to publish 50 of the articles as a book. Please visit their crowdfunding site to support this work, which will keep debate going and remind people that women's battles for equality have not all been won:


Keeping Them in Our Hearts

Jean Rafferty will be chairing an online event for peace charity Dove Tales at 7pm on Tuesday 17th November.

Through poetry and music we will be remembering World War 2, the lives that were lost.



Dove Tales is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for the Day of the Dead

Time: Nov 3, 2020 07:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 6912 1395

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