The tried and tested ‘On This Day in History’ format has elevated the stories of many people and their impact on the wider world. However, of those considered noteworthy by the Establishment, just a fraction are women. But this is not the whole story – not by half. Our past is full of influential women, many of whom have been unfairly confined to the margins of history. Politicians, troublemakers, explorers, artists, writers, scientists and even the odd murderer; these women have shaped society around the globe.From BeyoncÃ© to Doria Shafik, Queen Elizabeth I to Lillian Bilocca, On This Day She sets out to redress this imbalance and give voice to both those already deemed female icons, alongside others whom the history books have failed to include: the good, the bad and everything in between – this is a record of human existence at its most authentic.
On This Day She
Here are the women whom time has forgotten; those who didn’t make it into the history books and those whom society failed to uphold as significant figures in their own right. Finally, we shall know their stories. The recognised format of ‘On This Day in History’ has served as a platform for many an interesting, eminent person who changed the course of civilisation in their own unique way, but there appears to be a problem. Where are all the women? Only those the Establishment deems especially worthy have managed to squeeze their way into the historical accounts handed down through the generations. But this is not the whole story, not by half. ‘On This Day She’ sets out to redress this imbalance and give voice to those the history books have failed to make room for: the good, the bad and everything in-between – this is a record of human existence at its most authentic.