Anna-Marie Crowhurst

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  • Visible Women

    Without this woman, your favourite comic book heroes might not exist

    Ruth Atkinson was one of the first women to create cartoon strips, including Patsy Walker, now a key character in Jessica Jones

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  • Visible Women

    The incredible true story of the captured poet who wrote her way to freedom

    Remembering Phyllis Wheatley, the first well-known black female poet in the western world and the first African-American to publish a book

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  • Visible Women

    The true story of the WWI footballer and lesbian icon who scored 1,000 goals

    Lily Parr was one of many women to play professional football during WWI and the greatest player of her era.

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  • High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
    Visible Women

    The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

    Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

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  • Visible Women

    This pre-Raphaelite muse was Britain’s most visible Victorian woman of colour

    Remembering Fanny Eaton, the Jamaica-born icon held up as an example of perfect beauty.

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  • Visible Women

    This inventor could have revolutionised periods. Why was she ignored?

    The true story of forgotten inventor Mary Davidson Kenner, who created an innovative new menstrual pad in 1956.

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  • Visible Women

    The incredible true story of Elsie de Wolfe, the world’s very first interior designer

    “I opened the doors and windows of America, and let the air and sunshine in”

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  • Visible Women

    The remarkable true story of Mae Jemison, the first woman of colour in space

    Her list of achievements is truly out of this world

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  • Visible Women

    The inspirational true story of Sylvia Robinson, aka ‘The Mother of Hip-Hop’

    Sylvia Robinson co-founded the first rap record label, heralding a musical revolution

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  • Visible Women

    The true story of Fatima al-Fihri, the founder of the world’s first known university

    She paved the way for modern universities around the globe

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