Book review of ‘Doorways:

Women, Homelessness, Trauma and Resistance' by Bekki Perriman

Rowan Tallis-Milligan

Published in Issue 2.1 // Updates

Keywords: homelessness, gender, resistance, home


Doorways centers on the gendered aspects of homelessness through first hand anecdotes while also drawing on the broader aspects of the “housing crisis” and the failures of various homelessness support systems. The book also shares both harsh anecdotes of sexual abuse and harassment, as well as more hopeful accounts of solidarity among homeless women.

Rowan Tallis Milligan is an anarcha-feminist geographer of the home. Her research deals with issues surrounding gender, squatting, and homelessness in the context of the housing crisis in London.

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