Women and Power - tell us your stories

Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye that uses their position or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? Perhaps you have been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women and Power exhibitions at National Trust places?

The artists 'LOW PROFILE' are working with the National Trust in the South West to uncover stories about inspirational women who make change possible through their actions. 

LOW PROFILE’s project celebrates and draws attention to figures who have contributed in different ways to the achievement of universal suffrage (votes for all), and also to women’s rights.  Some of these stories may be linked to National Trust properties and to contemporary campaigners, activists and change makers.

Who could you nominate?

We are looking for stories about individuals who identify as female, who in different ways have made a significant and positive impact on the world. Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye that uses their position, or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? 

We want to hear about those who go against the grain, who don’t accept the status quo and who work to change the world for people who come after them. Those who you want to thank, celebrate and tell other people about. 

Perhaps you have you been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women & Power exhibitions at National Trust properties? 

Tell us your stories

Between 24 May and 13 August 2018, LOW PROFILE will be collecting your stories via a dedicated phone line and recording service. Extracts from these stories will be selected and compiled into a series of audio artworks to be published on the National Trust website and broadcast online. 

You can tell us about someone you know well, someone you've only met once, or someone you have heard about whose story has inspired you. Or it could even be you.

Contributing is as easy as making a phone call and leaving a voicemail.

Call the Women and Power stories phoneline on 01752 710086 to leave us a message 

Tell us about the person you're nominating:
What is their name?
What’s your relationship to them?
How are they changing their community, inspiring others or using their time to make a positive change for others?
What achievements should they be recognised for?
What is radical, innovative or pioneering about what they do?

Need some inspiration?
Video

Hear about the project from artists LOW PROFILE

LOW PROFILE is a collaboration between artists Rachel Dobbs and Hannah Jones. Here they explain the plan for their artwork, what they're looking for, and how you can get involved.

Potratis of Gertrude and Eleanor Acland.

Votes for women?

Two Killerton women campaigned on opposite sides of the debate for women's votes. Discover their stories and find out more about the campaign for women's suffrage. Part of the Women and Power programme.

Joyce Wethered, champion golfer alongside her contemporaries including Glenna Collett

Golf, Gardens and Guides: discovering the story of Joyce, Lady Amory

Find out more about the incredible life story of Joyce Wethered, later Lady Amory, and the legacy she's left for women today through a new exhibition from 3 March 2018.

Veronica Keiller

Breaking ground: Female archaeologists at Avebury 

To mark the 100 year anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote in Britain, this year at Avebury we will bring to light the contributions made by female archaeologists in the twentieth century.