Anna-Marie Crowhurst

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

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

  • High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
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    The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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This female gaming pioneer was so successful she retired at 35

Carol Shaw paved the way for women in gaming

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England’s first female barrister was a tireless advocate for women’s rights

This week’s Forgotten Woman is Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise at the bar in England and a champion of gender equality.

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The incredible true story of the first woman to fly solo around the world

More than 50 years ago, Jerrie Mock made history by taking to the skies in a plane called Charlie. And she never looked back.

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Remembering Christina Jenkins, the woman who invented the weave

“It’s no overstatement to say Christina Jenkins changed women’s lives forever”

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The true story of Daphne Oram, the mother of modern electronic music

Born in Wiltshire in 1925, she went on to change the sound of music forever.

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The true story of Christine de Pisan, the French writer who pushed for equality

This week’s Forgotten Woman is Christine de Pisan, who was the first writer to call out a male author's sexism.

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The true story of the modernist architect who made a point of only hiring women

This week’s Forgotten Woman is Jane Drew, who designed some of Britain’s most notable buildings.

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The true story of Alice Guy-Blaché, the world’s first female filmmaker

The modern movie industry is directly descended from Guy-Blaché, the first person ever to direct a fictional film.

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The true story of the Irish rebel who became our first female MP

Revolutionary, countess and politician: Constance Markievicz is this week’s Forgotten Woman.

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The true story of Katherine Dunham, the woman who made black dance mainstream

The choreographer, anthropologist and activist revolutionised dance by incorporating Afro-Caribbean rhythms and movements.

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The true story of Grace O’Malley, a fearless Irish pirate who ruled the seas

O’Malley’s daring feats on the waves in the 16th century made her an Irish naval folk hero.

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Remembering Edmonia Lewis, the female sculptor who defied the rules

She was a celebrated artist of colour at a time when slavery dominated American life.

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The innovative woman artist who created every UK road sign

Designer Margaret Calvert created signs and symbols we see every day – but she has been largely forgotten.

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Remembering Dorothy Lawrence, the secret soldier who fought in the Somme

The first female war correspondent is this week’s Forgotten Woman.

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