martha gellhorn

Journalist and writer Martha Gellhorn has been hailed as one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century. During her long career, Gellhorn covered almost all major conflicts of the era, from the Spanish Civil War to World War II, from Vietnam to the US invasion of Panama. Born in 1909 in St. Louis Missouri, Gellhorn was raised by liberal parents who helped to found a co-educational school based on equal treatment of students regardless of their gender. Her mother Edna was a suffragette…Continue Reading “History’s Rebel Girls – Martha Gellhorn”

gerda taro

In today’s post I thought I’d try something a bit different and instead of talking about myself all the time, I’ll talk about an interesting woman from history. I’m hoping to make this a regular feature with posts about once a month or so introducing women, alive or dead, who have made a great contribution to society and have just been all round kickass ladies. Taking inspiration from the Bikini Kill song ‘Rebel Girl’, history’s rebel girls should serve as a reminder of how awesome…Continue Reading “History’s rebel girls – Gerda Taro”