Happy Birthday, Elaine!

Many people will never have heard of Elaine Hedges but she is one inspirational woman who helped create and develop the field of Women Studies in the 1970s. Elaine was born in New York on August 17th 1927 and continued to live her life from the late 1960s in...

The Night Witches

It’s not Halloween, but I did recently find out about an extraordinary group of women, nicknamed ‘Nachthexen’, which translates to ‘Night Witches’. The Night Witches were a group of Russian pilots who flew in the 588th Night Bomber...

Celebrating Rosie the Riveter

World War II was fought as a total war in all countries, which meant that almost everyone was mobilised for war, in one way or another. Although there were many women already working before the outbreak of the war in America, there was an increase from 27% of the...

Memories of Girlhood: Jamaica

My most memorable memories of girlhood were being able to explore a bit further field. At the age of 12 we had our first family holiday abroad and it was to….JAMAICA! What made this holiday even better was that we went with my best friend’s family. As we...

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