Sylvia played an important role in securing the vote for women, and like you, was a confident and independent individual.
Like Sylvia, you are discerning, and understand that just because something is mainstream, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is worthwhile. Sylvia fought against narrow views of women’s rights and similarly, you’re happy to form your own opinions regardless of what others think.
Like Sylvia, who painted powerful and exemplary watercolours to depict industrial working conditions, you believe in the importance of art. You understand that culture has the potential to be an important tool for achieving societal change.
Ewan MacColl was an activist, keen rambler and the godfather of British folk music.see more
Betty Tebbs was an activist and peace campaigner. Betty lived an inspirational life of activism; campaigning for over 80 years.see more
Thomas Paine, writer and political activist, was one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 18th century, and there is so much more to him than most people know!see more
Annie Besant was a prominent philanthropist and champion of human freedom.see more
Mary Wollstonecraft was a writer who strongly believed in educational equality for women.see more
In the 1970s, Jayaben Desai, a migrant from east Africa, led a two year long strike at the Grunwick film processing factory in London. Her fight for equality, improved working conditions and an end to institutionalised racism gained her national acclaim from workers across the UK.see more
While Robert Lowes, a 19th century activist, may not be a household name, his great, great grandson is the actor Ian McKellen – perhaps you too are from a family bound for stardom!see more