anti-fascist feminist

Marina Ginestà i Coloma

This weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Jan (LeToMaGiC zine) for the Illustrated Women in History exhibition in April 2017 at Swindon Central Library.  Marina Ginestà i Coloma Marina Ginestà Coloma was born in Toulouse in 1919, because her leftist working-class parents had emigrated from Catalunya to France. Her grandmother Micaela Chalmeta had …

anti-fascist LGBTQIA+ literature

Anne Marie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach was a Swiss writer, journalist, photographer and traveler who produced more than 300 articles and 5,000 photographs from her journeys across Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Africa. Schwarzenbach was born in 1908 in Horgen near Zurich, Switzerland to one of the richest families in Switzerland at the time. From an …

anti-fascist feminist womens rights

Gerda Lerner

Gerda Lerner was an American historian, author and the single most influential figure in the development of women’s and gender history since the 1960s. Lerner was born Gerda Hedwig Kronstein in Vienna, Austria in 1920. She was the first child of the affluent Jewish couple Ilona (née Neumann), an artist and Robert Kronstein, a pharmacist. …