Tag Archives: matilda joslyn gage

Writing Women Back Into History

On Monday I told you the story of Sybil Luddington, a Revolutionary War hero who has been all but erased from history. We all know who has written the history books, and how that has resulted in men getting to tell their version of events. But there are two sides to every story. Part of changing our relationship with power means that it’s time for women to reclaim our history, and write ourselves back into the history books.

Shelby Knox took some time to speak with me at my book launch last week about a woman who has inspired her: suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage. Take a look at what Shelby has to say about Gage’s contributions to women’s history.

What women from history have inspired you? Whose shoulders are you standing on? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments section.

Posted in Know Your History, Power Tools | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments
Footer line
Copyright 2010 Gloria Feldt