WomanUp! speaks to and about artists, academics, writers and activists, midwives, carers and more all (m)others and all womxn. Those challenging ideas and ideals, questioning assumptions and provoking social change.

Originally created under the Desperate Artwives collective, Woman UP! is a podcast dedicated to the people and women that are taking risks. To the ones trying to change current structures founded on biases that have to do with gender, caring responsibilities, race, the integration of the private and the public.


LISTEN SERIES 4 EPISODE 4 with Hettie Judah

Nydia Blas – Series 2 Episode 4

Su Richardson – Series 2 Episode 7

Guerrilla Girls – Series 2 Episode 13

We have conversations about lived experiences, achievements, and aspirations and we will share campaigns and awareness around crucial intersectional struggles and subjects.

The podcast is co-curated by artist and interpreter Susan Merrick (Host) and artist and birth activist Amy Dignam in partnership with Procreate Project.

The first three series Woman Up! has interviewed people like Su Richardson, the Guerrilla Girls, Nydia Blas, Bobby Baker, Jaqueline Rose to mention a few.

LISTEN TO Series 4 Episode 1

NEW EPISODE -Annya Sand for WAAW London – Series 4 Episode 1

Su Richardson – ‘An urgent response’ – Shira Richter: ‘The conflict in the middle east, a Mothernist perspective’- Series 3 Episode 75

Bobby Baker – Series 2 Episode 5

Woman UP! is a freely accessible resource. Find all the episodes via Buzzsprout, Apple I Tunes, Spotify

Special thanks:

Althea Greenan and The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College for providing us space and equipment to record as well as support for the project;

Rosemary Schonfeld and OVA for the use of their track Early in the Evening, and to the Women’s Liberation Music Archive for storing such inspirational music that we can then find!

Mike Dignam for remixing the track