Forgotten Women

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    Everything you need to know about Suranne Jones’ new show Gentleman Jack

    It tells the story of the first modern lesbian and it's coming soon to BBC One.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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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.

    Posted by
    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
    Published
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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

    Posted by
    Moya Lothian-McLean
    Published
  • 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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
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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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
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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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
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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”

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
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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

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
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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
    Published