As in WW 2 when women were invited into work usually reserved for men, today women’s contributions are receiving greater acknowledgement through the English Heritage’s plaques.
On the streets of London, six new Sapphire Circles will be installed commemorating women. One of those will be dedicated to Noor Inayat Khan, a war hero and woman of colour, who worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) behind enemy lines in WW 2. While western culture has made it difficult for women’s voices and actions to be heard and appreciated, this is a step toward equalising the impact that half the population has made over the centuries.
Invisible Women Podcast applauds all efforts made toward appreciating and demonstrating the valuable contributions by women who for centuries have had their stories and contributions lost in the shadows of western culture. Let’s make sure through telling women’s stories and taking action that these endeavours continue until we reach equality.
Read more about the Sapphire Circles here.