In Her Footsteps

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In Her Footsteps

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Discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women’s activism, history and creativity through the ages.

From the temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt and Empress Dowager Cixi’s summer palace in Beijing, to the homes and meeting sites of suffragette heroes Sylvia Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the creative workrooms of Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, and the tennis courts where the Williams sisters first learned to play – we showcase female pioneers whose lives and actions continue to inspire today.

In Her Footsteps is not only a celebration of incredible women, but a travel guide to the places where they studied, lived, worked, reigned and explored. We’ll tell you where to find the secret feminist history of sites around the world.

Activists include:

> Emily Wilding Davison, Epsom Downs, UK

> Rosa Luxembourg, Berlin, Germany

> Jane Goodall, Gombe, Tanzania

> Greta Thunberg, Stockholm, Sweden

> Manuela Sáenz, Quito, Ecuador

> Rosa Parks, Alabama, USA

Icons include:

> Michelle Obama, Chicago, USA

> Catherine the Great, Moscow, Russia

> Queen Nanny of the Maroons, Jamaica

> Catherine de' Medici, Chenonceaux, France

> Empress Dowager Cixi, Beijing, China

Artists include:

> Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Utopia, Australia

> Jane Austen, Chatsworth, UK

> Zaha Hadid, Baku, Azerbaijan

> Nadine Gordimer, Johannesburg, South Africa

> Patti Smith, New York City, USA

Trailblazers include:

> Jacinda Ardern, Wellington, New Zealand

> Marie Curie, Warsaw, Poland

> Cornelia Sorabji, Pune, India

> Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Everest, Nepal

> Beryl Markham, Rift Valley, Kenya