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Black History Month 2018 Zine

  It’s Black History Month 2018 in the UK & to celebrate I’ve got a Black History Month zine out with illustrations & biographies of 20 amazing women in black history! Get yours on Etsy https://etsy.me/2zyRCka Audre Lorde Octavia E Butler Kimberlé Crenshaw Angela Davis Sister Rosetta Tharpe Claudette Colvin Shirley Chisholm Katherine G Johnson Mabel …

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Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the “Me Too” movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. Burke became involved in civil rights activism while at University, where she organised press conferences …

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Sharmadean Reid

Sharmadean Reid is a British Jamaican entrepreneur who founded Beautystack and WAH Nails. Her mission is to use technology to empower women, economically, socially and culturally. Reid started WAH (We Ain’t Hoes) while studying Fashion Communication and Promotion at  Central Saint Martins. It began life as a hip hop zine focusing on the new wave of street smart …

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Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone was a leading US suffragist and abolitionist who dedicated her life to battling inequality on all fronts. Stone began to fight against sexism from a young age, she was determined to go to college, even though this was not at all common at the time. She learnt Hebrew and Greek so that she …

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Swindon Zine Fest 2018

illustration by @saltandchilli_emma Illustrated Women in History will be at Swindon’s first zinefest! It will be held at the Central Community Centre in Swindon on the 18th August from 1pm to 5pm. Workshops Sophie Sherwood will be running a sun printing workshop, where you can create your own prints using solar activated paper. (Material cost …

STEM

Barbara Liskov

Barbara Liskov is an American computer scientist. She is the winner of the 2008 A.M. Turing Award, the highest honour in computer science, for her “pioneering work in the design of computer programming languages.” Liskov was one of only two women in her class when she studied for her BA Mathematics (minoring in Physics) at University of …

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Alice Paul

Alice Paul was an American suffragist and feminist who dedicated her life to women’s rights. She was one of the leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Paul first learned about the fight for women’s suffrage from her mother, Tacie Paul who was a member of the National American Woman …

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Dolores Heurta

Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association – later the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta’s career in life was inspired by both of her parents, mother’s independence and entrepreneurial spirit was one of the primary reasons she became a feminist. Although her parents divorced, she was fiercely proud …