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Nellie Blessing Eyster (1836-1922), American journalist, lecturer, reformer

Nellie Blessing Eyster (1836-1922), American journalist, lecturer, reformer

The middle painting is of Princesses Anne (1709-59), Amelia (1711-86) and Caroline (1713-57), 1721, by Martin Maingaud (active 1692-c. 1725) Presumably commissioned by George II or Queen Caroline. The top and bottom paintings are also said to be versions of the same...But only the middle portrait has been positively identified and is in the Royal Collection. http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/404985/princesses-anne-amelia-and-caroline

The middle painting is of Princesses Anne (1709-59), Amelia (1711-86) and Caroline (1713-57), 1721, by Martin Maingaud (active 1692-c. 1725) Presumably commissioned by George II or Queen Caroline. The top and bottom paintings are also said to be versions of the same...But only the middle portrait has been positively identified and is in the Royal Collection. http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/404985/princesses-anne-amelia-and-caroline

Virgínia Quaresma (1882-1973), Portuguese journalist

Virgínia Quaresma (1882-1973), Portuguese journalist

Hanna K. Korany (1871-1898), Syrian writer and lecturer

Hanna K. Korany (1871-1898), Syrian writer and lecturer

Susan Frances Nelson Ferree (1844-1919), Iowa journalist, writer, suffragist

Susan Frances Nelson Ferree (1844-1919), Iowa journalist, writer, suffragist

A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Her poetry, and “indeed all of her writing,” according to contributor Joan Martin in Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation, “rings with passion, sincerity, perception, and...Read More »

Audre Lorde (black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet)

A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Her poetry, and “indeed all of her writing,” according to contributor Joan Martin in Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation, “rings with passion, sincerity, perception, and...Read More »

Barney provided a feminist theoretical framework which Vivien explored in her poetry. They adapted the imagery of the Symbolist poets along with the conventions of courtly love to describe love between women, also finding examples of heroic women in history and myth. Sappho was an especially important influence and they studied Greek so as to read the surviving fragments of her poetry in the original. Both wrote plays about her life.

Barney provided a feminist theoretical framework which Vivien explored in her poetry. They adapted the imagery of the Symbolist poets along with the conventions of courtly love to describe love between women, also finding examples of heroic women in history and myth. Sappho was an especially important influence and they studied Greek so as to read the surviving fragments of her poetry in the original. Both wrote plays about her life.

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