In The Wings
Stories of Forgotten Women
Edited by Bernadette Rule
It takes dedication and cooperation to omit women from the story of the human race. Not only do women outnumber men, we are by definition central to the future of the human species. So how is it that we were so rarely present at any point in history? In the Wings is an attempt to stop cooperating with this massive omission.
Women profiled include – Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare; Hélène Boullé de Champlain, wife of Samuel de Champlain; Molly Brant, sister of Joseph Brant; Laura Secord, Secord’s famous journey through enemy lines; Georgina Hogarth, sister-in-law of Charles Dickens; Marguerite Monet Riel, wife of Louis Riel; Bridget Boland, an Irish 19th-century murder victim; Alice Seeley Harris, a missionary to Africa whose photographs sparked an outcry against Belgian atrocities in the Congo; Constance Lloyd, wife of Oscar Wilde; Edith Bolling Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson; Annie Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel; Syrie Wellcome Maugham, wife of Somerset Maugham; Pilar Casals, mother of Pablo Casals; Lillian Bounds Disney, wife of Walt Disney; Joan Douglas, daughter of Tommy Douglas; The Rani of Jhansi, the Indian Queen who led the Rebellion of 1857; and Bertha Fried Hirning, a pioneer in the Spirit River area of northern Alberta.