We have now finished collecting stories as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded project.
We are looking for stories of women’s activism from all areas of life. We know that activism comes in many forms; it may be public protest or campaigning, signing a petition, it may be in opposition to a controversial issue or it may be for a particular individual, group, or organisation in need.
We are particularly interested in collecting stories of activism relating to BAME, LGBTQ+, disability equality, gender equality, racial equality, legislation, democracy, employment rights, discrimination at work, eco, Greenham Common and older women.
What happened with the stories?
The oral histories we collected have formed the basis of a permanent archive. Once the Heritage Lottery Fund project finished in July 2019, the oral histories will go to a permanent home in the South West Heritage Trust archive.
Excerpts from all of the stories (3 – 4 minutes long) were exhibited in a touring exhibition space known as the ‘Listening Booth’. This visited 25 locations across the region 2018 and 2019.
The edited versions of the stories are available on the Dreadnought South West website here.