Why Lord Patten is wrong about quotas for Oxford University admissions

On 16th May 2016, Lord Patten, the Chancellor of Oxford University said: “Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work while retaining the highest admissions standards”. Fortunately we are here to help. Dear Lord Patten, Here are two really important things that we think will advance your thinking as […]

Vacancy: Maternity Cover for School Programmes Coordinator

School Programmes Coordinator Salary: £28,000 | Start Date: September 2016 (with potential for a number of induction days across June and July 2016 to be mutually agreed) | Location: Central London | Fixed-term 6 month contract (maternity cover) with the potential to extend. Responsibilities Coordinating the schools programme: managing school relationships successfully, allocating Trailblazers to […]

We are hiring Trailblazers!

Trailblazer (Fearless Futures School Trainer) Role Description Who are Fearless Futures? Fearless Futures equips young women with tools to understand gender as well as individual and societal barriers to women’s equality. Then we support and train these young women to lead workshops with the same aim for groups of younger girls in their schools. Peer […]

The first step

A poem by Aya Waller-Bey. I had to start reading. I was a master skimmer, trying to deepen my understanding with only half of the words, half of the phrases, half of the chapters. I had to start reading. There was so much more I needed to learn, but the work was hard. See reading […]

My journey to loving myself, and unintentionally, Black Feminism

We are thrilled to post this powerful blog from 19 year old Jemmar Samuels. Enjoy!   “Is lip reduction surgery real?” That’s what I typed into Google on my laptop. I was 15, in my room in Jamaica, it was a Saturday. I had been contemplating looking it up for a while now. When I found […]

Fearless Futures’ Top 5 Fearless Favourites of 2015

We take a look back at the feminist moments and themes that got us thinking differently, inspired us and got us taking action to change-the-game in 2015. Here’s to further individual and collective action in 2016! Jessy McCabe’s Campaign – wonderful Jessy McCabe’s campaign to have female composers included for the first time ever on […]

Gender Equality Accelerator 2016!

In Summer 2016 we will host the world’s first Gender Equality Accelerator (GEA)! The GEA has been inspired by the success of our inaugural Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) in August 2015. Our inaugural SLI saw: 32 young women aged 14-18yr come together for two weeks exploring gender inequality, leadership, power, privilege, sisterhood and social change. […]

We are hiring a Chief Operating Officer!

This is a one-of-a kind opportunity to take the lead in a challenging, hands-on role in an ambitious and unique social start up on its journey to scale and increase its impact. Fearless Futures is a movement of fearless young women’s leadership. We exist because sexism and gender inequality are deeply embedded in our society […]

Fighting The Inner Critic

Today I had an epiphany. Not the kind that will change nations or worlds or even cities. The kind that is subtle, and although went unrecognised, begun the stirrings of an earthquake in my own inward world. The oppressive nature of the patriarchy is in its very nature invisible, is subtle and sometimes so embedded […]

Poem: Fearless you can be

Betwixt the curves of her body And the electricity in her veins Runs a current Of strength   Yet the imagery and the words The accusations and the blame Slowly begin to sink In   She believes she is small Mustn’t take up space She believes she can’t talk And must keep a smiling face. […]