purpose + identity
Nasty Women's Press is a Toronto-based online intersectional feminist magazine with writers across Canada and the U.S. and in the U.K.
I created NWP as a matter of necessity: on the brink of the democracy-crushing, misogyny-
racism- xenophobia- exposing 2016 U.S. election.
NWP publishes news, essays, satire and creative nonfiction. Podcasts, video and an advice column are are among our next projects.
In our first year, we hosted writing workshops and put together a fantastic open mic night called Disrupt — (Disrupt videos coming soon!)
We plan to update the shit out of our site as we head into 2018, so keep an eye out for that.
Patty Hails, NWP founder + editor
The land on which we operate is occupied Indigenous land, and has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.
This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.