submissions

Lady Arbella Stuart

This week’s Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Nisha Woolford. It will be included in the Women in History 2019 zine which will be out next month! Lady Arbella Stuart was once considered as a strong successor to Queen Elizabeth I’s throne. She was raised and trained to be a Queen, trapped in Hardwick …

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Maria Elena Moyano

This week’s Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Nancy Landaverde. It will be included in the Women in History 2019 zine which will be out next month! Maria Elena Moyano (1958 – 1992) Maria Elena Moyano was a social activist from Villa El Salvador, a town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. As a …

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Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, freedom fighter and queer activist. She is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Cullors became an activist as a teenager when joining the  Bus Riders Union, a civil rights social movement organization. At the age of 16 she was forced to leave home after she revealed her queer identity to her parents. She formed a …

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Constance Markievicz

Constance Markievicz was submitted by Faye Quinn for the Women’s History Month 2019 zine which will be available in March. Submissions are still open! Constance Markievicz was an Irish political in the early 1900’s. She fought in the centre of the Easter Rising for 6 days and was then sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. She was …

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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton submitted by Rachel Nesbitt (www.rachelnesbitt.com) for the Women’s History Month 2019 zine which will be available in March. Submissions are still open! Enid Blyton was an English author. She was born on August 11, 1897 in London.   She produced many stories, poems, articles and educational books for children.   Her first piece of …

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Safia Minney

Safia Minney is a British social entrepreneur and author who founded People Tree, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label.   She began her career in marketing, where she realised that she could use her skills for social good by raising awareness of social and environmental issues. After moving to Japan where she worked for Amnesty International, …

zine

Zine submissions wanted!

I’m now accepting submissions for the next Illustrated Women in History zine! Deadline is the 22nd of February. Please search to see who has been featured already before you decide on who you want to illustrate and/or write about. Submissions should be approx. 500 words maximum. All contributors will be sent a free copy of …

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Susan Lawrence

Susan Lawrence was one of the first three Labour women MPs, and the first woman to represent a London constituency.   Lawrence began her political life as a Conservative member of London County Council. In 1912, she met trade unionist Mary Macarthur in 1912 and was converted to socialism. She rejoined the council as a member of the Labour …

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Ellen Wilkinson

Ellen Wilkinson was the first female Minister of Education and the second woman to become a Cabinet Minister.   Wilkinson was known by some as “Red Ellen”, as in the early 1920s before she entered Parliament she was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Before entering politics, Wilkinson worked for a women’s suffrage …

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Katherine Stewart-Murray

Kathrine Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl, was a Scottish noblewoman and Scottish Unionist Party politician.   Stewart-Murray was active in Scottish local government, despite the fact that she herself had been an anti-suffrage campaigner prior to WWI. She served on the “Highlands and Islands Medical Service Committee” that was credited with creating the forerunner of the National …