Sian Norris is a writer and journalist. Her work is regularly published in the Guardian, the i, Prospect UK, openDemocracy 50:50, politics.co.uk, the Tortoise and elsewhere. Her short fiction has appeared in 3am magazine, Halcyon, and Severine. She is currently working on a novel, on submission with her agent. Sian is the founder of the Bristol Women's Literature Festival.
Sian Norris reflects on the female gaze as captured in Zinaida Serebriakova’s At the Dressing Table, 1909, and when looking at Dorothea Tanning’s Self-Portrait, 1944, she considers the lack of freedom we have during lockdown.