Forgotten Women by Zing Tsjeng

Forgotten Women: The Leaders


'For most of history, anonymous was a woman.' Virginia Woolf

Everyone knows a forgotten woman. The ones we hold close to our hearts, the rebels we raise in conversation over a drink, the pioneering early feminists who have been overlooked for too long. Forgotten Women redresses the balance.

Forgotten Women: The Leaders weaves together 48 (the number of Nobel-prize-winning women) unforgettable portraits of women who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, the true pioneers and leaders who deserve to have had history books written about them, such as Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queen; Sylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender movement; or Agent 355, the rebel spy who played a vital role in the American Revolution.

With evocative illustrations from the first open international directory of female professional illustrators, womenwhodraw.com, and in collaboration with the New Historia, an academic initiative designed to document and promote the achievements of women in history, Broadly editor-in-chief Zing Tsjeng brings together the stories of the most remarkable female leaders from across the ages.

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Zing Tsjeng was born in Singapore in 1988. She is currently the UK editor of Broadly, VICE's digital platform for women, praised by the Evening Standard as one of the "slickest feminist websites" around. She also presents documentaries for VICE - 1.2 million YouTube users watched her latest video, Acid Attacks.

You can follow her on Twitter , where she can be found tweeting angry political commentary and slightly less angry memes.

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Forgotten Women: The Leaders

Forgotten Women: The Writers

Forgotten Women: The Artists

Forgotten Women: The Scientists

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