Forgotten Women

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    The story of the suffragist who inspired this year’s Women’s March on London

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

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

Latest Stories

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    “The suffragette struggle for equality is still alive today”

    An open letter from Dr Helen Pankhurst

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    Helen Pankhurst
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    4 female MPs on what it’s really like to be a woman in parliament

    Women won the right to become MPs 100 years ago today. But do our current crop of female MPs feel that everything is equal?

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    Anna Fielding
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    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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    How you can join the fight to get a woman on the new £50 note

    The British public will get to have a say in whose face will grace the banknote, and we think it should be a woman.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    This is why Beyoncé’s 2018 Halloween costume was so important

    She paid tribute to one of the greatest athletes of all time – who risks fading from memory

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    Moya Lothian-McLean
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  • 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

    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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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  • jerrie mock pilot woman first female aviator around the world trip
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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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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