Friday, 18 March 2016

Mary - female icons

Coco Chanel may have given women trousers, Mary Quant gave us fun, affordable clothes for cool young people...

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Emily - female icons

Sorry, this post is a serious one. I wanted to add a Suffragette or Suffragist into my female icon pics and decided on Emily Wilding Davidson. She was trampled under the kings horse at the Epsom Races holding a "Votes for Women" banner in 1913. Her death was to galvanise male political support for the movement and women achieved the vote in 1918.  Out of all the women I have depicted I think she is the one I have most respect and gratitude for. It's because of her that I have the opportunities I have. Sadly, 100 years on, some women in the world still don't have the vote and equality.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Malala - female icons

A more humble icon today. I am in awe of this teenage girls strength and courage and her dedication to peace, education and equality...

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

International Women's Day - Frida -female icons

March 8th is International Women's Day. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. My Frida Kahlo obsession continues. What an amazing woman she was and one of my female icons. Frida is the start of a series that I will be illustrating over the next few weeks...
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