Postcard Challenge

Women across the UK (and beyond) from Dame Vera Lynn to Alison Lapper, MBE, have helped us celebrate 100 years of (some) women obtaining the vote with our #postcard challenge to,  “decorate a postcard with something that reflects your views of 100 years of female achievement“.  Our local MP Stephen Lloyd, who, being a man could not contribute, wrote to all of the female MPs asking them to take up the challenge.  Their ‘art’, as with others who responded was usually in the form of words. Those who were artists let their creativity free.  From ages 6 to 101 (yes that is 101 years old) all amazed us with their visions.

Enjoy browsing through this incredible display of community art, unfortunately the exhibition is now over. We had a wonderful Postcard Challenge and all sold postcards have now been dispatched and marked as such on the website. However, if you would like a keepsake from our community art project you can still put a bid on the remaining postcards, offers in excess of £5.00 only. Put in your offer now so you don’t miss out!! If you know the name of the artist whose postcard you like or want to bid for we have compiled an alphabetical list which you can access by clicking here.

If you have any questions then get in touch by emailing the WayfinderWoman Team on

Postcard no.1

“A triptych set, it was initially inspired by GF Watts’ picture of the Creation of Eve,but feeling a little uncomfortable because it is a depiction of woman by a man, I brought some of my personal imagery for my best self to this idea: the flowing lines and movement, and the bright colours. In some traditions, feminine energy is depicted as being like that of water, flowing, and nourishing. ‘Nothing is stronger than water’ says the Dao De Jing.”


Medium: Water colour pencils

Name: Caroline Homfray

Postcard no.2

We asked women to decorate their postcards and for many MPs, these requests are put in front of them by their interns.  Perhaps in the hub-bub of a busy MPs’ office these instructions did not reach Helen.   But then being able to sign yourself as an elected female MP is an achievement in itself.

Medium: Pen

Name: Helen Goodman, MP, Bishop Auckland

Postcard no.3

Preet Kaur Gill is the first female British Sikh MP.

The daughter of a bus driver at the Harborne depot, was born and raised in Edgbaston. She credits her father for her passion for political life.

Medium: Ink and highlighter pen

Name: Preet Kaur Gill, MP Birmingham,  Edgbaston

Postcard no.4

The badge of UK Armed Forces, this image is celebrating the services being opened up to women.  Penny Mordaunt is Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities.

She is proud to be the first woman to be Minister for the Armed Forces

Medium: Black biro

Name: Penny Mordaunt, MP, Portsmouth North

Postcard no.5

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

Medium: Felt tip pens

Name: Tania Long, Local Artist. WFW

Postcard no.6

Born in Harley Street, Harriet entered the House of Commons in 1982. Harriet Ruth Harman QC has served as the Member of Parliament for over 30 years and has consistently and relentlessly campaigned for female rights, sometimes suffering appalling pillory for doing so.  A stalwart in the fight she is a woman of remarkable strength and tenacity.

Medium: Felt tip Marker Pen

Name: Harriet Harman, MP, Camberwell and Peckham

Postcard no.7

Carolyn Harris, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities was born in Swansea  and attended Swansea University from 1994-1998 where she studied a joint degree in Social History and Social Policy.

Following university, Harris worked for Swansea-based community projects such as the Guiding Hand Association and then the Joshua Foundation.


Medium: Pen and ink

Name: Carolyn Harris MP, Swansea East

Postcard no.8

Sharon is the Shadow Minister for Health and has a special interest in education, special educational needs and disabilities.  She brought the House Commons to tears when she bravely talked about the still-birth of her child when discussing formal recording for a stillborn child born before 24 weeks gestation.


Medium: Pen and ink

Name: Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP, Washington and Sunderland West

Postcard no.9

Christine graduated from the University of Glasgow with a MA(Hons). She is a former journalist, who worked for BBC Scotland and was editor of the Press Association in Scotland.  She also taught journalism at the Universities of Strathclyde, Robert Gordons and West of Scotland.


Medium: Biro and print

Name: Christine Jardine MP Edinburgh

Postcard no.9A

Postcard no.10

Tania Long was born and grew up in Hertfordshire, England and a childhood spent roaming free in the countryside there, and on the North Yorkshire coast, helped focus a love of nature and the sea.  She gained a B.A. degree in Illustration and Design at Harrow College, and now living in Sussex, she continues to paint, write, create and sing. She is passionate about environmental issues.

Medium: Felt tip pens

Name: Tania Long. Local artist. WfW

Postcard no.11

Dame Eleanor Laing was elected Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons in October 2013. A graduate of Edinburgh University, she was the first woman to be elected President of the Union. Eleanor worked as a solicitor in Edinburgh, in the City and in industry. She was awarded her Damehood in June 2018.

Medium: Felt tip pen
Name: Dame Eleanor Laing, MP, Epping Forrest

Postcard no.12

There is no known single word for the Welsh depicted on this card but it roughly equates to F*** the Patriarchy. For years Welsh was a banned language but is now officially recognised as such.

This artist is the MP for Cardiff North, in her first term and is Shadow International Trade & Climate Change PPS.

Medium: Ink

Name: Anna McMorrin, MP, Cardiff North

Postcard no.13

Angela Rayner grew up on a Stockport council estate, brought up by a mother who couldn’t read or write. She left school at 16, pregnant. As she said, ‘I may not have a degree but I have a Masters in real life.” She is the first woman to represent Ashton-under-Lyne and is now the Shadow Secretary of State for Education


Medium: Ink

Name: Angela Rayner, MP, Ashton-under-Lyne

Postcard no.14

Alison has continually raised the issue of Tax Credits and what became known as the ‘Rape Clause’ when justifying credit for a third child.  She has criticised it in Parliament, calling for the policy to be abandoned.


Medium: Crayon

Name: Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow

Postcard no.15

A list of Inspiring women over the last 100 years

Melanie is the Shadow Minister for Housing and has called for Parliament to treat misogynistic acts towards women as hate crimes.



Name: Melanie Owen, MP, Great Grimsby

Postcard no.16

“A mill worker in Leigh with Marthe Lane Mill in the background.  One of the many women who paved the way for me and many others.  The engine of the Industrial Revolution.”

Jo Platt is the first female MP for Leigh and is Shadow Minister for Cabinet Office


Medium: Pencil

Name: Jo Platt, MP for Leigh

Postcard no.17

Valerie gained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry before training to be a solicitor.  She became an MP in 2010 and is now the Shadow Leader of the House.


Medium: Ink

Name: Valerie Vaz, MP, Walsall South

Postcard no.18

A nurse as well as an MP, Maria became the Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) Vice Chair for Women on 8 January 2018, until her resignation on 10 July 2018 in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Maria holds a non-executive director position on the board of the housing charity BHT Sussex.


Medium: Photo of Millicent.

Name: Maria Caulfield, MP, Lewes

Postcard no.19

Julie was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Community Health in October 2016.


Medium : Pen

Name: Julie Cooper, MP, Burnley

Postcard no.20

Nus became the first female MP to hold the seat of Wealden and currently serves as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Assistant Government Whip.

In 2018, she became the first Muslim woman minister to speak from the House of Commons Dispatch box.


Medium: Ink

Name: Nusrat Ghani, MP, Wealden

Postcard no.21

Lilian is a member of the Education Select Committee and after the General Election in 2017 was elected as Chair of the Transport Select Committee.  This image has inspired many women and continues to do so today.


Medium: Ink drawing

Name: Lilian Greenwood, MP, Nottingham South

Postcard no.22

Professor of Sociology, Christina Hughes is Provost at Sheffield Hallam University. She is also founding co-Chair of the Gender and Education Association (GEA).

Her quote is from Vanessa Kisuole who is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol.


Medium: Marker Pen
Name: Christina Huges

Postcard no.23

Amber Rudd graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in History. She entered the House of Commons 2010. Her most recent post was Home Secretary (Jul 2016 – Apr 2018)


Medium: Marker Pen
Name: Amber Rudd MP Rye and Hastings

Postcard no.24

Some classic quotes with a bit of sparkle





Medium: Half beads and quotes
Name: Lori

Postcard no.25

Jackie entered the House of Commons in 2010. Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care. She grew up in Sheffield in an apolitical household. She is passionate about checking the mental wellbeing of mothers at the babies 6 week check.


Name: Jackie Doyle-Price MP Thurrock

Postcard no.26

Kathy is Deputy Mayor of Eastbourne. She is a Medical Doctor engaged in politics as a second career. She says ‘As a politician I’m a persuasive campaigner. I’m interested in policy development and organisational governance. Kathy has chosen a Picasso image which has always inspired her.


Medium: Ink on print
Name: Kathy Ballard

Postcard no.27

Deborah has been involved in the criminal Justice system for many years. First as a member of the IMB of Lewes prison and then as a magistrate where she is also on the Family Panel. She is involved in a number of local charities, is a Trustee of Chichester Cathedral and a past High Sheriff.


Medium: Ink and crayon
Name: Deborah Bedford JP DL

Postcard no.28


Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ, is in her 101st year. She is widely known as “the Forces’ Sweetheart”, is an English singer of traditional pop, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War. She has founded multiple charities including the Dame Vera Lynn’s Children Charity.


Medium: Ink
Name: Dame Vera Lynn

Postcard no.29

Annemarie is the Chief Reporter at the Eastbourne Herald Newspaper. In 2016 she did the Cambodia Trek for Chestnut Tree House Charity.




Medium: Type
Name: Annemarie Field

Postcard no.30

We are all searching for love in our life. When we find it – it is a marvellous thing.




Medium: Ink
Name: Anon

Postcard no.31

Jennifer Armstrong has spent her life writing, singing and making music with fiddle, bagpipe, banjo and words. She works as an artist-in-residence in folk art. Jennifer was a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in 1998 and 2010, has been heard on NPR and has music recordings and published books to her credit.

Medium: Acrylic and collage
Name: Jenwren Armstrong

Postcard no.32


Donated by a descendent of Mabel Lucie Attwell, this reprinted postcard was typical of this British illustrator and comic artist. She was known for her cute, nostalgic drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. Her drawings are featured on many postcards, advertisements, posters, books and figurines.



Medium: Print
Name: Mabel Lucie Atwell

Postcard no.32A

We do not know the sender, or receiver of this postcard.  Date stamped 2 August 1922, the previous day Britain had issued the Balfour Note giving up reparations claims.  On 2 August, a typhoon killed 60,000 people in China and a day later, Minna Cauer, German educator and activist died.

Postcard no.33

Leoni is a Conference Producer at Westminster Insight.

Her drawing – Women catching and supporting women.




Medium: Ink
Name: Leonie Aynehchian

Postcard no.34

The suffragettes were easily recognisable with their hats and the colours that were displayed upon them.  Different branches of the suffrage movement had different colours but the most famous ones were green, purple and orange.


Medium: Coloured crayon

Name: Annie Benthack

Postcard no.35

We are not the only country celebrating 100 years.  In New South Wales, Australia this year marks the centenary of women being able to stand for the State Parliament.  Gladys was born in Sydney, the daughter of Armenian immigrant parents.  Her grandparents were orphaned in the Armenian Genocide in 1915.


Medium: Ink

Name: Right Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier New South Wales

Postcard no.36

Maya Angelou was a renowned American poet, singer, memoirist, and civic rights activist.   Her quotes inspired a generation and continue to do so.


Medium: Digital print

Name: C S Buckingham

Postcard no.37

We all have our mountains to climb – or are they merely small hills?  What stars are you reaching for?


Medium: Watercolour

Name: Mrs S Case


Postcard no.38

Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious LIFE


Are these pictures of a life well-travelled or dreams for the future?  What does your response to it say about how you view your life chances?


Medium: Photo collage and felt tip

Name: Anon

Postcard no.39

We asked companies from around the UK to be involved and employees at DK took up the challenge.  DK is a multinational publishing company specialising in illustrated reference books for adults and children so perhaps it’s not surprising that this quote resonated with this particular staff member.


Medium: Digital print

Name: Anon

Postcard no.40

This card was also by an employee of DK, a multi-national publishing company specializing in illustrated books for adults and children.  Virginia Woolf is perhaps Britain’s best known author and was a woman who had many demons which inspired her writing.


Medium: Biro

Name: Anon

Postcard no.41


Submitted by an employee of DK,

There are times you can’t really see or even feel how sweet life can be. Hopefully its mountains will be higher than its valleys are deep. I know things that are broken can be fixed. Take the punch if you have to, hit the canvas and then get up again. Life is worth it. Queen Latifah


Medium: Black Pen

Name: Anon

Postcard no.42     The women at DK took up the postcard challenge with gusto and all but one have remained anonymous.  It’s not unusual though for women to have to hide their identity as the experience of George Elliot, author, testifies.


Medium: Felt tip

Name: Anon

Postcard no.43

Another from DK, Christabel Pankhurst, along with her mother was one of the driving forces of the suffragettes.  In 1905 she was arrested for disrupting a meeting of the Liberal Party. Along with Annie Kenney, she shouted out ‘Votes for Women’ when speakers were on stage addressing the audience. Christabel was fined for disturbing the peace but she refused to pay and was put in prison.

Medium: Pen

Name: Anon

Postcard no.44

Another submitted anonymously by an employee of DK, the quote is from Virginia Satir, author. She is widely known as the mother of Family Therapy and developed the Satir Change Process Model which is extensively used in understanding how change impacts on organisations.

Medium: Biro
Name: Anon

Postcard no.45

This card was submitted by an employee of DK, a multi-national publishing company specializing in illustrated books for adults and children.


Medium: Biro

Name: Anon DK6

Postcard no.46

This card was submitted by an employee of DK, a multi-national publishing company specializing in illustrated books for adults and children.


Medium: Pen

Name: Anon DK7

Postcard no.47

This card was submitted by an employee of DK, a multi-national publishing company specializing in illustrated books for adults and children. The image is of Winnie the Pooh

Quote;A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


Medium: Collage

Name: Anon DK8

Postcard no.48

This card was submitted by an employee of DK, a multi-national publishing company specializing in illustrated books for adults and children.

Quote: Tracey McMillan


Medium: Collage

Name: Anon DK9

Postcard no.49

Emmeline Pankhurst is perhaps the most famous woman associated with the suffragette movement although castigated by some for her activities which today could well be treated as terrorism. In 1999 Time named her as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. “She shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back”.


Medium: Felt tip and pen
Name: Amy Henkel

Postcard no.50

Feminism had become a ‘dirty word’. It was the Spice Girls in the 1990s with their ‘Wannabee’ who reinvigorated the feeling of feminine power. That is reflected in the film industry today with more women taking leading roles in action movies.


Medium:Felt tip and pen
Name: Amy Henkel

Postcard no.51

Amazing women are born every day and it’s how we as parents, families and society shape their- our – potential.



Medium: Felt tip and pen
Name: Amy Henkel

Postcard no.52

Milly Molly Mandy on a bicycle

Celebrating Joyce Lankester-Brisley, artist and writer. Resdent of Bexhill and creator of the popular Milly, Molly, Mandy series of books.


Medium: Collage
Name: Elaine Hope

Postcard no.53

Be the best you, you can be

Sometimes it’s the simple actions that can be the ones most difficult to achieve. As we allow the worries of the world to sit on our shoulders we often forget to pay attention to ourselves and what we can be.


Medium: Felt tip
Name: Jennie Johnson

Postcard no.54

Beatrix Potter is most famous for her Peter Rabbit books but who knew she also had a keen interest in natural sciences? As a local author Jeanne-Michelle has a natural affinity to Beatrix.


Medium: Ink
Name: Jeanne-Michelle Lowe

Postcard no.55

Jeanne-Michelle is a local writer from Polegate; poet, artist and all-round amazing word smith.



Medium: Collage, black pen
Name: Jeanne-Michelle Lowe

Postcard no.56

Gill Mattock studied at University of Brighton and had a varied career before becoming a Borough Councillor.  She was elected Mayor of Eastbourne in 2018. The Mayor performs many important roles and functions, including chairing meetings, attending events, and supporting local charities. Her chosen charity’s this year are WayfinderWoman and Memory Lane Eastbourne.


Medium: Print
Name: Right Hon. Gill Mattock, Mayor of Eastbourne

Postcard no.57

Heather Nettleton is a water colourist.
She works at RSM. Rotherfield St Martin is a community-led and award winning charity that supports older people in the parish of Rotherfield, East Sussex. Their aim is to prevent social isolation and loneliness in the rural community.


Medium: Water colour on water colour paper
Name: Heather Nettleton

Postcard no.58

Heather also supplied this companion piece.  The clothing is reminiscent of the Quaker Movement who were known for their social justice and opposition to violence.



Medium: Water colour on water colour paper
Name: Heather Nettleton

Postcard no.59

Card submitted by an employee of DK, a multinational publishing Company specialising in illustrated books for adults and children.


Medium:  gel pen and sticky stars

Name: Liz Stantham

Postcard no.60

Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset.  Mary became known all over the world for important finds she made in Jurassic Marine fossil beds in the Cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis.  The Royal Society in 2010, (163 years after her death) included her in a list of the 10 British women who have most influenced the history of science.


Medium:  Embroidery and collage

Name: Sally Weston

Postcard no.61

Too few records are held of female scientists who have helped shape our world.  None more so than Dr Helen Megaw whose amazing work helped revolutionised design.



Medium:  Collage

Name: Jeanne-Michelle Lowe

Postcard no.62

Too often our image of ourselves is framed by what we see in the media which is often an unrealistic portrayal of ordinary women and ordinary lives.  Utilising the colours of energy and harmony and flowing lines, Clare really is showing that we can be amazing within ourselves.


Medium: Crayon

Name: Clare Szanto

Postcard no.63

We can often be fooled by the visions we see: perspectives can be distorted but with clarity of focus we can truly appreciate what women have achieved in 100 years.


Medium: Pencil and crayon

Name: Caroline Bird

Postcard no.64


Here we see a lovely collage with Vera Wentworth, suffragette, pointing the way to social reform at Beachy Head. She was jailed for assaulting the prime minister.


Medium: Collage and gouache

Name: Anon 2


Postcard no.65

Karen von Blixen, also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen was born at Rungstedlund in Denmark on 17th of April 1885. Married in Arika and ran a coffee farm. She turned to writing as a career following her departure from Africa and published to increasing acclaim such works as Seven Gothic Tales(1934) Out of Africa(1937) and Babette Feat (1950)


Medium: Felt tips

Name: Jeanne-Michelle Lowe

Postcard no. 66

Rotherfield St Martin is a community-led and award winning charity that supports older people in the parish of Rotherfield, East Sussex. Our aim is to prevent social isolation and loneliness in our rural community.


Medium: Watercolour

Name: Steve from RSM

Postcard no.67

It took 100 years to fight for women’s emancipation. The fight for women’s rights and the right to vote took 100’s of women’s tireless efforts, and several lives were lost in the fight. If you are a woman, remember this and use your hard won vote.


Medium: Photo montage

Name: Lyndsey Martripp, Humphry & Co

Postcard no.68


Born in Brisbane, Pam has a Diploma in Visual Arts and studied a variety of art forms in the 80’s. In the 90’s Pam built a successful art business – Final Touch – decorative art, painting commissions, house portraits and teaching art.

“Beneath what we see are the dreams and plans of those who have gone before us.
Those who lived and loved and built up the environment which we are blessed with today.
” Pamela Gough


Medium: Pen & ink, acrylic paint

Name: Pamela Gough, Australia

Postcard no.69

WangarĩMuta Maathai1  (April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was an internationally renowned Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel laureate. She founded The Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation and women’s rights. In 1984, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, & in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”


Medium: Black pen

Name:Laura Murphy WayfinderWoman Trust

Postcard no.70

It is perhaps the death of Isadora Duncan, being strangled when her scarf caught in the wheels of a car, that which has endured.  However, in an era when dance was either straight-laced ballet in tutus or exotics sponsored by ‘gentlemen’ Isadora’s style of open, expressive, independent dance hypnotised the world and revolutionised thoughts of feminism.


Medium:Felt tip

Name:Tania Long

Postcard no.71

Mary McCarthy was one of America’s pre-eminent women of letters with a long and prolific career as a novelist, memoirist, journalist and critic. Her friend described her as, “A woman with will power, confidence and a subversive soul sustained by exceptional energy.”


Medium:Felt tip

Name:Tania Long

Postcard no.72

Most people associate Marie Curie with discovering radium but few realise she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.


Medium:Pencil and crayon

Name:Geneva Warren

Postcard no.73


My nan

For a child who is the woman who has achieved the highest accolade of gaining their respect and love?  For this young artist it is their nan.


Medium:Felt tip

Name: Lorhie

Postcard no.74

Amelia Earhart captured the hearts of many Americans.  She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. It was her disappearance when she was attempting to fly around the world however which has kept her name in the headlines.


Medium:Pencil and crayon

Name:Geneva Warren and Loretta Bumblebee

Postcard no.75


Boudicia was a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61.  She is considered to be a British folk hero and with her flaming red hair, fearlessness and leadership is a potent symbol of feminine power.


Medium: Ink and crayon

Name:Tullulah Warren

Postcard no.76


When celebrating female achievement we often think about the exceptional.  But for many women dealing with their daily lives of family and work is a huge achievement.  This artist has captured that perfectly.


Medium:Felt tip


Postcard no.77

For many years women were not allowed to enter the professions and dentistry was one of them.  The first woman to qualify as a dentist in the UK was Lilian Murray in 1895.  It had been a battle though, rejected as she was so often by dental schools. At one she was interviewed on the pavement as the Dean thought she would ‘distract the men”.


Medium:Ink, crayon and felt tip


Postcard no.78

“I thought for a long time about who I should celebrate and decided that I am who I am thanks to my parents.  I wanted to show that.”


Medium:Felt tip

Name:Julie Woods

Postcard no.79

Anais Nin started writing journals when she was 11 and became a prolific author and commentator. Her whole life was affected by her father’s long-standing sexual abuse which was reflected in her writing, particularly her erotic novels for which she became famous.  Perhaps this quote was her antidote to that abuse.


Medium:Felt tip

Name: Tania Long

Postcard no.80

Susie Seedpod is a multi-talented artist making jewellery, textiles and paintings.  Her surname is a reflection of her love of gardening.  Her experimentation with different art forms and the pleasure it gives is  wonderfully expressed with the quote.


Medium:Crayon and felt tip

Name:Susie Seedpod

Postcard no.81

Ruth was elected to the House of Commons in 2017.   She is a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and famously was one of a group of MPs who forced an apology from Esther McVey about providing misleading information to the House about Universal Credit.


Medium: Pen

Name: Ruth George, MP, High Peak

Postcard no.82

Evelyn Brand was born in England 1879.Her family was involved in missions, street work and charities She worked as a missionary all her life in India. At the age of 70 she travelled from village to village, riding a hill pony, camping, teaching, and dispensing medicine and rescuing abandoned children. At one point she had broken bones which healed in record time, and she went straight back to the mountains to fight marijuana growers. She was a rebel

Missionary indeed.


Medium: Colour pencil

Name: Evie Oakden

Postcard no.83

Names of the 14 female British Gold Medallist in the Summer Olympics 2012, London


Medium: Felt tip pens

Name: Laura Murphy

Postcard no.84

As a female Engineer, Michelle has had to endure multiple misogynist comments during her professional life, here’s a few of them.


Medium: Felt tip pens

Name: Michelle

Postcard no.85

Extract from the Queens speech, 1926. 21st Birthday speech to the Commonwealth with a glassophony heart.


Medium: Collage and glass

Name: Valery Letley


Postcard no.86

Christina Ewbank is the Chief executive of Eastbourne and District Chamber of Commerce, a post she has held since 2013.  She has certainly challenged herself after suffering a life-threatening brain tumour and is proud that Eastbourne has more female entrepreneurs/directors than anywhere else in the south-east.

Medium: digital print, felt tip pens and embossed stamp
Name: Christina Ewbank

Postcard no.87

A suffrage slogan, still so very apt today.



Medium: coloured felt tip pencils
Name: Jo

Postcard no.88


A singular achievement by an Eastbourne resident is that of Johanna Konta, tennis player and the first Briton to be ranked amongst the WTA’s top ten since Jo Durie over 30 years previously.   She reached the semi-final of the 2016 Australian Open, a quarterfinal appearance at the Rio Summer Olympics and her maiden WTA title in Stanford. In 2017, she won the Miami Open, and reached the semi-final at Wimbledon.




Postcard no.89

“The words are from an over heard conversation between two women, I felt the experience shows a woman taking control of her life and knowing what she wants to do. The colours stand for the colours of some countries where women do not have a full vote.”

Medium: felt tip pens
Name: Violet Windsor

Postcard no.90

“This was inspired by my youth group.  You will feel happier if you love yourself and love others.”


Medium:Ink and felt tip

Name:Marie Wheeler

Postcard no.91

Mary Shemza is an internationally collected painter, calligrapher and sculptor.  The power of the female symbol is graphically highlighted here.  How many women are named on this postcard?


Medium:Wax crayons

Name: Mary Katmus Shemza

Postcard no.92

Mary Shemza’s work is described as intuitive and celebratory.  In this depiction of female power she names women who have inspired and challenged.  Who do you recognise?


Medium:Wax crayons

Name: Mary Katmus Shemza

Postcard no.93


The world of slogans and symbols.  This work makes us consider the subliminal anger of how society treats women and the movements that have been set up to challenge attitudes and stereotypes.


Medium:Pin collage, felt tip

Name: Tasveer Shemza

Postcard no.94

Debra is a casework officer working for Stephen Lloyd MP and this image was created to reflect the colours and courage of the women’s suffrage movement.

Medium:Digital print

Name: Debra Sabrin

Postcard no.95

Freya has drawn a suffragette with a banner in pencil. “Soldiers in Petticoats”. “ Women get the vote!”.


Medium : Pencil drawing

Name: Freya Egan-Payne aged 9 .

Postcard no.96

Professor Sanders joined Newcastle University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2015 and became Deputy Vice-Chancellor with special responsibilities for academic strategy and planning in 2018.

In 2012, Julie was awarded the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for international women’s scholarship. She is a fellow of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and a trustee of Northern Stage.


Medium: Paint and ink.

Name: Professor Julie Saunders

Postcard no.97

Hazel has used a quote from Jo Cox for her postcard.

Jo Cox was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Batley and Spen constituency. On 16 June 2016, Cox was killed after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, where she had been due to hold a constituency surgery. Thomas Mair, who held far-rightviews, was found guilty of her murder in November and sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order.

Medium : Pen

Name: Hazel Elrick

Postcard no.98

Hazel has used a quote from Maya Angelou for her postcard.

Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of black culture.


Medium : Pen and stickers

Name: Hazel Elrick

Postcard no.99

Jessy was born in Brighton and studied for a BA in fine Art at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Jessy is interested in the simple beauty of good composition and colour choices. These design principles were so successfully employed by the suffragettes that 100 years later we still recognise them today.

The set of four cards use the symbolism and colours of the suffragettes, the badges are represented by circles, their sashes shown by the diagonal lines and the simple black boxes represent the ballot box that these strong women successfully gained access to.


Medium : Acrylic paint

Name: Jessy Plant

Postcard no.100

See postcard No. 99.


Medium : Acrylic paint

Name: Jessy Plant

Postcard no.101

See postcard No. 99.


Medium : Acrylic paint

Name: Jessy Plant

Postcard no.102

See postcard No. 99.


Medium : Acrylic paint

Name: Jessy Plant

Postcard no.103

In 1908 Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence designed the suffragettes’ colour scheme of purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity and green for hope.

Emmeline, editor of the weekly newspaper, Votes for Women, wrote, ‘Purple as everyone knows is the royal colour, it stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity…white stands for purity in private and public life…green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring.’


Medium: Felt tips

Name: Amanda Andersson

Postcard no.104

Florence Nightingale, OMRRC, (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She was a prodigious and versatile writer.

In her lifetime, much of her published work was concerned with spreading medical knowledge. Some of her tracts were written in simple English so that they could easily be understood by those with poor literary skills. She was also a pioneer in the use of infographics, effectively using graphical presentations of statistical data.


Medium: Photo collage

Name: C.N.

Postcard no.105

International Womens Day is now celebrated on 8th March every year. Although it is 100 years since women won the right to vote, there are still many things that need to be changed, and women are still fighting today for many more rights.


Medium: Collage, pen, colour pencil

Name: Nicola Hawkins

Postcard no.106

In June 1913 reservoirs at Chellow Dene, Bradford, turned a rich shade of purple after being dis-coloured by wool dyes. It was believed to be the work of suffragettes, although no literature or suffragette symbols were left behind. Floating on the water were some paper bags and a Dorothy handbag. These were recovered and found to contain traces of dyestuffs used in Bradford Mills. From the size of the bags, the police deduced that at least a stone (14lb) of the colouring mixture had been used to contaminate the water, but admitted they had few clues to work on.


Medium: Collage and felt pen

Name: Alexandra Hawkins

Postcard no.107

Women’s lives are often busy and muliti layered in which they have to be creative, carers, mothers, workers, cleaners, cooks, and follow a career while following their dreams. This requires multi-tasking, stamina and intelligence and is not often recognised or respected.


Medium: Black pen, colour pencil

Name:A. Aceidrini

Postcard no.108

‘Carolina steps out’

What do you think is happening here?!


Medium: Black pen

Name: A. Acedrini

Postcard no.109

‘Jeff thought it could be an issue’

Associated with ‘Carolina steps out’ why could this be an issue for Jeff?



Name: A Acedrini

Postcard no.110

This postcard came from Cornwall.  We do not know the artist, nor what the image represents.

Is it the Standing stones of prehistory and the chains that bind?

What do you think?


Medium:Mono print


Postcard no. 111

Chains were broken


Medium: Pen


Postcard no.112


An example of how Saffron can utilise a variety of styles to illustrate her work.  This is a power pose for women.


Medium:Felt tip

Name: Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.113

It’s fashionable – votes for women equal pay

The clothing may have changed over the centuries but the fight for equality remains the same.


Medium:Pen and ink

Name:Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.114

Yggdrasil – Ash, Queen of the Forest

Yggdrasill is an immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.  In ancient story telling it was the women who held wisdom and knowledge of the world.


Medium:Felt tip

Name:Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.115

“She is like a Mountain – Mother Earth”

By Saffron Waghorn, the sculptor. She is predominantly a Yorkshire artist that has a solid background in working stone.

She has a flexible and versatile attitude to materials and creating art. She is using many different processes from casting to welding, to joinery and construction.


Medium: Black felt tip

Name: Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.116

“You can’t kill the spirit”

Women coming together, singing about our strong spirits that will continue to shine and fight.


Medium:Felt tip pens

Name:Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.117

“Equality in all things”

The gap in Gender equality must be bridged.


Medium:Felt tip pens

Name:Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.118

“1918-2018 Liberation”

The shackles coming off, after 100 years of fighting for the right to vote. Never to be put back on again!


Medium: Felt tip pens

Name:Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.119

“Rise up-Sister Sea”

Waves calling to all women, Rise up!


Medium:Felt tip pens

Name: Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.120

In Greek mythology, Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she is a Greek moon goddess.


Medium:Digital print of stone sculpture

Name:Saffron Waghorn

Postcard no.121

Equal rights for women in society has come a long way and has further to go.





Postcard no.122

Anne is an EFT practitioner.  Anne’s primary goal is to help people find a happy balance in their lives.

A reminder to us all to love oneself.



Name:Anne Todd

Postcard no.123

Suffragettes colours with initials of prominent suffragettes in Hastings.


Medium: Felt Pen

Name: Elly Wood

Postcard no.124

Suffragette colours with poppies for remembrance.


Medium: Water Colours

Name: Tracey Hunter (Midwife

Postcard no.125

Alison is an artist, tv presenter, speaker and Gig-Arts Charity patron. She was institutionalized from 6 weeks to 17 yrs.  Graduated from University of Brighton with a first class honors degree in Fine Art.

Alison is a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists AMFPA.  Also the subject of the sculpture displayed in Trafalgar Square until late 2007 and author of My Life in My Hands.


Medium: Collage

Name: Alison Lapper MBE

Postcard no.126

A woman’s work

Tasveer is the latest in the line of talented artists in the Shemza family and this pays homage to her mother Mary Shemza, who painted the original.  Depicting the various tasks that women undertake it shows their achievements across a variety of roles.


Medium:Digital Print

Name: Tasveer Shemza

Postcard no.127

I only dream of a horizon I can see

Becky Shaw as Chief Exec of East Sussex County Council has long been an advocate for promoting equality.  But this can only come about if we all show the way, as have the women she depicts.


Medium: Collage and pen

Name: Becky Shaw

Postcard no.128

“Slasher Mary” 10th March 1914 “I have tried to destroy the picture of the most beautiful woman in mythological history as a protest against the Government for destroying Mrs Pankhurst, who is the most beautiful character in modern history. Mary Richardson was a Canadian suffragette died in Hastings, 1961. Known for “the slashing”, being an arsonist.

Medium: embroidery, felt tip pen and attached paper
Name: Violet Windsor

Postcard no.129

Mother and child

The role of mother appears to have been demoted in today’s society. It has been forgotten by some that the hardest job in the world is to bring up confident, well-adjusted children able to make their way in the world.


Medium: Water colour pencils

Name: Helen Warren

Postcard no.130

How many layers are there in women?  Famously the Russian Doll consists of eight dolls – a number associated with infinity.


Medium: Pen and crayon

Name: Helen Warren

Postcard no.131


A Sussex scene


Medium: Watercolour

Name: Helen Warren

Postcard no.132


Eternal love


Medium: Ink wash

Name: Helen Warren

Postcard no.133

For many years women were idolised for their attractiveness or sexuality until the ‘Modern Movement’ epitomised by Picasso with his unconventional portrayals.  This challenges how women are perceived and the hidden prejudices.


Medium: Charcoal, pencil

Name: L Mason

Postcard no.134

Women can flower when they are given the opportunity.


Medium: Coloured ink and black pencil

Name: A Hill

Postcard no.135

The issues of sexual and domestic violence within marriage and the family unit, have come to growing international attention from the second half of the 20th century. Still, in many countries, marital rape either remains outside the criminal law, or is illegal but widely tolerated. Laws are rarely being enforced, due to factors ranging from reluctance of authorities to pursue the crime, to lack of public knowledge that sexual intercourse in marriage without consent is illegal. It only became a crime in the UK in 1991..


Medium: Textile Collage

Name:Gill Hamper

Postcard no.136

Don’t be afraid to stand out and shine!


Medium: Acrylic paint collage

Name: Gill Hamper

Postcard no.137

Describing Women to a T!

“Fearless, independent and original”


Medium: Acrylic paint collage

Name:Gill Hamper

Postcard no.138

Lovely words, celebrating all the Mothers out there.



Medium: Black pen

Name: Sophie Goss

Postcard no.139

Mothers/Women Rock!


Medium: Black pen

Name: Stacey Lovick

Postcard no.140

Strong and Influential Women, from yesterday to today


Medium: Black felt tip pen

Name: Anna Hordyk

Postcard no.141


Women keep on fighting, winning, rising and never giving up.


Medium: digital print and black felt tip

Name: Anna Hordyk

Postcard no.142

Little is known about patchwork and quilting before the 18th century, and there are few surviving examples. The Quilters’ Guild Collection contains one of the earliest known dated patchworks, the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet


Medium:Patchwork fabric

Name: HAR

Postcard no.143

Women bring order to most things in life…

Life is like a patchwork indeed!


Medium: Fabric swatches and felt tip pen

Name: HAR

Postcard No. 144


While the founders of the Royal Academy had accepted two women into their fold, the issue of women’s exclusion from arts education was not addressed at the Royal Academy until 1860, when Laura Herford was admitted by accident to the RA Schools after submitting drawings with only her initials, L.H. Twenty years following a petition women were finally allowed to attend life drawing classes of partially draped model in 1893.


Medium: Watercolour

Name: Christa Hook

Postcard No. 145

Alison was the first hygienist in the UK to set up a dental practice.  She faced a lot of prejudice within the dental profession for doing this but has ended up with a multi-award winning practice.


Medium: Collage and pen

Name: Alison Thompson

Postcard No. 146

“Because all women have the potential to be all of these things.

What would you add to the list?”


Medium: Crayon

Name: Kim Morgan

Postcard no.147

Helen has been a tireless local campaigner promoting provision of local services to those in need and as a result has won many local awards.


Medium: Felt tip and collage

Name: Helen Burton

Postcard no.148

Over the years there have been many individual women who have challenged the status quo.  When we work together we can accelerate change.


Medium: Felt tip and pen

Name: Melanie Eacott

Postcard no.149


There was a feeling that women had to embody the competitive nature of men to succeed and that they ‘drew up the drawbridge once they got there”.  Now it’s recognised that it’s an outdated concept.


Medium: Collage, glitter

Name: Melanie Eacott

Postcard no.150

Mother’s Union – women helping women worldwide.


Medium: Digital print collage

Name: Daphne Burton

Postcard no. 151

Kathleen was a member of Bikini Kill, a RIOT GRRL band in the 1990s. “I like what the band stood for, their girls to the front message encouraged women to take up space in public.”

Medium: Ink
Name: Maddie Carver

Postcard no. 152

The famous women are the ones we often think of when talking about female achievement. It’s the other, less high profile that also deserves our celebration.


Medium: Ink
Name: Joyce Kempt

Postcard No. 153

Assia Djebar was an Algerian Feminist and Muslim intellectual. She became a spokesperson for Algerian women and won the Newstadt International Prize for her contribution to world literature.

Medium: Coloured inks
Name: Jennifer Twist

Postcard No. 154

“The concept here is that in achieving the vote, women have been allowed to ‘FLY’ – with so much achieved over the last 100 years”


Medium: Collage, Felt tip pens and Glitter

Name: Professor Joy Carter

Postcard no. 155

Marie Curie


“A truly inspirational woman. If you don’t know about her look her up!!”

Medium:  Felt tip pens

Name: CherineMaskill


Postcard no. 156

Doves are commonly considered a symbol of motherhood because of their unique ability to produce their own milk. Doves are intimately aware of their environment and demonstrate a highly developed sense of presence. As creatures of both the earth and the air, doves serve as liaisons between intuitive thought and common reality.


Medium: Ink wash

Name: Shirley Faraday

Postcard no. 157

“The Green (Wo)Man”

Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities.  It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring.


Medium: Ink wash

Name: Shirley Faraday

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