Anna-Marie Crowhurst

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  • Visible Women

    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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  • Visible Women

    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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  • Visible Women

    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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  • Visible Women

    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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  • Visible Women

    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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  • Visible Women

    Forgotten Women: Jo Hopper, the muse who was overlooked as an artist

    She’s best known for appearing in her husband’s paintings – but she was an acclaimed artist in her own right.

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