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 …

black history sports submissions zine

Althea Gibson

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Moira Paul of Carve Her Name. It is featured in the Women’s History Month 2019 zine. Click here to buy Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title. In 1999, Serena Williams was seeking advice …

submissions womens history month zine

Women’s History Month 2019 zine!

In celebration of Women’s History Month 2019 a new zine full of amazing illustrations and fascinating biographies is available on my Etsy shop! Click here to buy Zines are A5, full colour and handmade to order. This issue features Illustrations and biographies of Bernadette Devlin by Roisin Hanley Enid Blyton by Rachel NesbittConstance Markievicz by Faye …

feminist

Working-Class Suffragette: The Life of Annie Kenney

My Illustration of Annie Kenney can now be found in Carol Talbot’s Working-Class Suffragette: The Life of Annie Kenney! The book can be purchased from Amazon (link below) or if you’re in or around Manchester it can be found in the following places: The People’s History Museum Manchester John Rylands Library, Manchester Pankhurst Centre, Nelson …

music

Karen Carpenter

The biography for this weeks illustrated woman in history was submitted by Anna Sanderson. Illustration by Thom Kofoed. Karen Carpenter was a singer and drummer with the brother-sister duo Carpenters. A pioneer for female percussionists, her untimely death brought much needed awareness to the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Karen Anne Carpenter was born on March …