It is a fact universally acknowledged that 2020 hasn’t turned out as we had all planned. For Herstory Club, this meant our meet ups and events were cancelled, work for many of our friends and contributors dried up and the outlook was generally a bleak one. After a few months focusing on those bigger life issues, we have been considering how to move Herstory Club forward as a valuable and positive tool.
I am very pleased to announce that we now have a team a talented and exciting women who will be working together to progress Herstory Club over the coming months. Becky Laxton-Bass, Louise Bell, Emma Forth, Louise Quick and Olivia Smith have all achieved a great deal in their respective fields and are passionate about raising the profile of women working in history and sharing stories of women’s history. Together we will be launching some new initiatives aimed at highlighting the history women and engaging a wider audience to fulfil Herstory Club’s main objective of connecting women who are passionate about history.
As part of this, we are excited to announce that we will be launching the Herstory Club blog in September. Each month, we will seeking contributions from Herstorians related to a chosen theme, which for September is Sport to coincide with the famous ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tennis matches which took place in 1973, including most famously the match between 55 year-old Bobby Riggs and 29 year-old Billie Jean King, which King won in three sets. We will also be running two regular features: the ‘Her-stories’ guest blog will share the experiences of a different woman working in history each month and ‘He for She’ our dedicated male blogger guest spot.
In addition we will be launching a new mailing list to share projects and the work of women in history, along with fielding requests – so if there’s something you’d like to get the word out about in the coming few months, please let us know!
If you would like to get involved and contribute to our September blogs on Sport or October’s theme, Black History, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us a line using the below form or via social media.