Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

Guts and Pearls – The Story of Dickey Chapelle

by Emily Stewart Born Georgette Louise Meyer in Wisconsin on 14th March 1919, Dickey Chapelle was breaking boundaries from an early age. Having graduated from high school as valedictorian, she won a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of sixteen, as one of only a handful of … Continue reading Guts and Pearls – The Story of Dickey Chapelle

Around the world in 72 days: the story of Nellie Bly

by Malia Ogawa In 1889, a New York World journalist named Nellie Bly began her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. She aimed to beat Jules Verne’s fictional character, Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of “Around the World in Eighty Days.” Nellie Bly, circa 1890, public domain image via Wikipedia Nellie, born Elizabeth Jane … Continue reading Around the world in 72 days: the story of Nellie Bly

Two Wheels and Tall Tales: The Journey of Annie Londonderry

by Ellie Hendricks Of all past inventions, bicycles can be pinpointed as one of the key material developments in the promotion of women’s rights. Through providing transport and freedom in the 19th century, bicycles and the social phenomenon they brought with them represented a new personal liberty that few women of the time would have … Continue reading Two Wheels and Tall Tales: The Journey of Annie Londonderry