In support of the NFWI's campaign "Women and Girls with ASD & ADHD - under-identified, under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed, under-supported", this month we invited Dr Bella Makdessi to speak to us to understand more about how ADHD in women is diagnosed. According to the DSM-5 Criteria, "People with ADHD show a persistant pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity … Continue reading How to recognise ADHD in women
This year was our second WI garden party - something that we hope will become a Bee Moor WI tradition. The weather was not so kind to us this time but we still had a fabulous time. There was broccoli pizza from a local restaurant and gins in tins for everyone. We went on a … Continue reading A rainy garden party in Walkden Gardens
2022 marks five years since Bee Moor WI was formed. We celebrated in style with prosecco for everyone, a huge cake which said "Happy 5th Birthday!" and we gave out party bags to all the members with an exclusive Bee Moor WI mug. It was one of our first meetings back together since COVID restrictions … Continue reading Happy birthday to us!
This month we invited Shannon Rivers to talk to us about intersectionality and its impact on the type of feminism we have all grown up with. Shannon is a consultant specialising in Inclusivity and Diversity within organisations. Here's what we learned about... Intersectionality is a word that was first written about by Kimberlé Crenshaw in … Continue reading What is intersectional feminism?
This month was our first meeting back at our original venue since the COVID-19 pandemic! It was so amazing to feel back to normal and see everyone together again. Our subject this month was chocolate, we learned all about craft chocolate, how to taste chocolate and some of the history too. We used the tasting … Continue reading How to taste chocolate
Just before our Summer break we had a Summer garden party in Walkden Gardens, Sale Moor. This was the first time we had been met in person since February 2020 and it felt so good to be together again! We set up the theatre area of the gardens with bunting to lead the way and … Continue reading Summer Garden Party 2021
This month we were delighted to welcome Jacquie Felix-Mitchell to talk to us about Garden Design. Jacqui has her own garden design business in Devon under the name Oasis Garden Design. Jacquie talked to us about the key principles for a great garden design... Unity You can achieve unity by repeating key characteristics in your … Continue reading Principles of Garden Design
This year I attended the National Federation of Women’s Insitutes' annual meeting, representing not only Bee Moor WI but eight other Cheshire WIs too. This was my second time at an annual meeting, last time was in Bournemouth in 2019. The annual meeting is where all the WI representatives come together to hear about the … Continue reading The WI’s 2021 annual meeting
This week we were joined by Fabiola Bayavuge who is an anti-slavery community worker for AFRUCA, a Modern Slavery charity in Manchester. Fabiola was hugely knowledgeable about the vast range of modern slavery situations and the plethora of communities it affects. We heard some heartbreaking stories which really made us realise how important it is … Continue reading Spotting the signs of modern slavery
This month we had Jacqui Fowler speak to us about women stained glass artists of the 20th century. Here is a summary of some of those artists and where you can visit their work (when lockdown is over). Nearby to Sale St George’s Parish Church, Altrincham, Mary Lowndes window from 1915 St Peter’s Parish Church, … Continue reading Women of Stained Glass History