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  • Visible Women

    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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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  • People

    The statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett has been unveiled in London

    We spoke to Mayor Sadiq Khan and artist Gillian Wearing about why it’s so important to have a statue of a woman in Parliament Square.

    Posted by
    Stylist Team
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  • Long Reads

    Why it matters that Jacinda Ardern wore a Māori cloak to Buckingham Palace

    "This is the perfect example of all the optimism Jacinda brings out in us"

    Posted by
    Janina Matthewson
    Published
  • People

    Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by bringing her baby to work

    “It is about time, huh?”

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
    Published
  • Visible Women

    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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
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    Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 16/4/18

    Former FBI director says Trump treats women like “pieces of meat”, Somali-British poet is named young people’s laureate for London, and more

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Visible Women

    How female Victorian inventors used fashion to protect women cyclists

    “These inventions are just some of the fascinating ways early female cyclists responded to challenges to their freedom of movement”

    Posted by
    Emily Reynolds
    Published
  • 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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • 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.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Visible Women

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

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

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published