The Knickerbocker Firebelle Revelling in Her Superhero Moment: Lillie Hitchcock

Not many people will have their ‘superhero’ moment mainly because superheroes are fictional and very few people look good in spandex. I mean, I haven’t tried spandex but I imagine I’d be better off in pregnancy trousers, preferably with a loose shirt, you know, to hide the pot belly. Of course, I don’t have any … Continue reading The Knickerbocker Firebelle Revelling in Her Superhero Moment: Lillie Hitchcock

The Woman Who Spanned the Gorge of Invention: Sarah Guppy

Imagine a fruity Isambard Kingdom Brunel storming into your otherwise peaceful home and stealing your underpants. I’m not saying you’re wearing your underpants, he might have fancied a rifle through your drawers. Nonetheless, he’s now in possession of your underpants and he’s running out of your home. You may feel a bit disheartened. Angered, even. … Continue reading The Woman Who Spanned the Gorge of Invention: Sarah Guppy

The Child of the Spitfire Who Helped Save Britain: Hazel Hill

Imagine a 13-year-old girl with a fabulous moustache. Not a real moustache, of course, all thick and hearty, but a fancy one drawn on with pencil with wonderful twirling flourishes at the end. When you think of Spitfires, you most certainly think of a smoky room full of old white men with questionable views tinkering … Continue reading The Child of the Spitfire Who Helped Save Britain: Hazel Hill

The Woman Who Keeps Your Windows Spick and Span: Mary Anderson

Can you imagine the invigorating journey to work with someone strapped to the front of your car with a rag, frolicking around trying to clear water from the windscreen? Because there is an alternative universe in which your journey to work each morn is exactly like that. Of course, this does raise several interesting quandaries, … Continue reading The Woman Who Keeps Your Windows Spick and Span: Mary Anderson

The Astonishing Ride and the Freedom It Gave to a New Generation

In 1915, Effie and her mother, Avis, hit the open road in a motorcycle and sidecar. They were travelling across America from New York to San Francisco. Effie was a rambunctious young woman, finding herself in trouble many times. She wanted to travel and see the world. Avis, on the other hand, was the mother … Continue reading The Astonishing Ride and the Freedom It Gave to a New Generation

The Heart of the Healthcare Revolution and the Pioneers Who Made It

Fe del Mundo was at the heart of a health care revolution in the Philippines. After the death of one of her siblings, who wished to treat the poor, Fe made it her life’s mission to provide accessible healthcare to countless families living in poverty across the country, especially in rural areas. She made numerous … Continue reading The Heart of the Healthcare Revolution and the Pioneers Who Made It

The Network of Pride and One Important Person within It

The year was 1969. The people of the LGBTQ+ community were not allowed to get together and have a drink or a dance with same-sex partners. Police brutality against the gay community was appalling and increasing. The Stonewall Uprising changed everything. The LGBTQ+ community had had enough. They were sick of being targeted and treated … Continue reading The Network of Pride and One Important Person within It