Saint Jane: The Life and Reform Work of Jane Addams

by Holley Snaith “Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.”  Jane Addams  Jane Addams has been called the Mother of Social Work. An innate servant with a vision, she opened her heart and the doors of Hull-House in Chicago to those identified by society as … Continue reading Saint Jane: The Life and Reform Work of Jane Addams

Pocahontas: The Imperialist Truth Hidden Behind the Disney Film

by Olivia Smith Pocahontas has always been my favourite Disney film. To me she wasn’t illustrated like the other ‘Princesses’ - she was strong minded and adventurous. Characteristics that even as an adult I still resonate with. It was in the first lockdown that I listened to Greg Jenner’s Homeschool History episode on Pocahontas. He … Continue reading Pocahontas: The Imperialist Truth Hidden Behind the Disney Film

Alice Allison Dunnigan

by Flaminia Luck Alice Allison Dunnigan is another forgotten heroine of the American civil rights movement, who went from poverty and obscurity right to the very steps of power. A pioneer in the world of journalism, Dunnigan is the first African American woman to do a number of remarkable things that broke down barriers for … Continue reading Alice Allison Dunnigan

The Life and Achievements of Ida B. Wells

by Flaminia Luck Ida B. Wells is one of the heroines within the Civil Rights Movement who deserves a lot more praise and recognition. Like many of the trailblazing icons of movements that challenged authority, Ida B. Wells was ahead of her time.  Ida B. Wells Wells was born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, … Continue reading The Life and Achievements of Ida B. Wells