feminist

Melita Norwood

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Vikki Shakeshaft. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy. Melita Norwood was a British civil servant at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association. It was later discovered that she had supplied the KGB with state secrets for 30 years. She …

literature

Gabriela Mistral

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Daniela Villarreal. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy. Gabriela Mistral was the first female Latin American poet to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She received it in 1945. The Nobel citation read: “for her lyric poetry which, inspired …

feminist music

Courtney Love

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Stan Charles Roberts. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy. Courtney Love is a feminist singer, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist best known as the front woman of Hole. She has been called “the number one greatest female rock star of all …

social reform

Jayaben Desai

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Janaki Mistry It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy Jayaben Desai led the Grunwick Strike (1976) for low paid factory workers and changed the way immigrant workers are treated today. On 20th January 1976, Desai walked out of her low …

adventurer literature submissions zine

Nan Shepherd

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was written by Jen Green & illustrated by Becca Lewis. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy Nan Shepherd was a writer, mountaineer and lecturer.She is best known for her novels, poetry and non-fiction and was pioneering in her writing about the Cairngorms, …

women leaders

Laskarina Bouboulina

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Rosanna Morris. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy Laskarina Bouboulina was a Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, and the first woman- admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy. Bouboulina grew up with a …

feminist politics

Bernadette Devlin

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Róisín Hanley. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy Bernadette Devlin, a radical feminist and Catholic activist in Northern Ireland, was a founder of People’s Democracy. After one failed attempt to be elected, she became the youngest woman ever elected …