An inspiring collection that shines a light on incredible women who were never given the acknowledgement they deserved.
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.
For all the women forgotten, maligned and erased, here's to you: it's time you were given the space you have always deserved.
Tania Hershman is a poet and writer based in Manchester. A former science journalist, she is the author of three short story collections and two books of poetry and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers and Artists Companion.
Ailsa Holland is a poet, artist, writer and literary historian based in Macclesfield. She is the author of a poetry pamphlet and the founder of Moormaid Press. In May 2019 she gave a TEDx talk about OnThisDayShe.
Jo Bell is a poet and writer based in Macclesfield. Formerly a professional archaeologist, she is the author of two poetry collections and co-author of How To Be A Poet, has been frequently featured on BBC radio, and was director of National Poetry Day in the UK.