Simone de Beauvoir borrowed her lover's bike to cycle around Paris in the 1940s, instantly falling in love with the freedom it gave her (even when an accident caused her to lose a tooth). Alice Hawkins, a factory worker from Leicester, pedal-powered her fight for universal suffrage, using her bicycle to help her recruit women to the cause. Zahra Naarin Hussano challenged religious and cultural taboos in Afghanistan by riding a bike and teaching others to do the same. In 1894, Annie 'Londonderry' Kopchovsky became the first woman to cycle around the world, having taken up the challenge, despite never having ridden a bike before, after two men bet a woman couldn't do it.
Many of these women were told they couldn't or shouldn't cycle, but they did it anyway. Whether winning medals or spreading the word about votes for women, their stories are an inspiration. In this celebratory book, Hannah Ross introduces us to the women who are part of the rich and varied history of cycling, many of whom have been pushed to the margins or forgotten.
Hardback, 352 pages.
Measures 14.6 x 21.8 cm.
Showcasing thirty-five of the many women who have changed the world, spanning more than four centuries. Including Cleopatra, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, Wangari Maathai, Anna Politkovskaya and Malala Yousafzai. Bone china mug, height 9cm. Dishwasher safe.
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
A pocket-sized tin of portable confidence from The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild. Contains approx 60 peppermints. Ingredients: sorbitol, natural peppermint oil, other natural and artificial flavours, magnesium stearate, acesulfame potassium.Tin measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5cm.
From secret agents, scientists and suffragettes, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists. This amazingly detailed design is a celebration of women who have made a significant impact on the world, from Ancient Egypt through to present day. A5 hardback journal.Approx 96 pages of 100gsm cream lined...