A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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When I think about my female ancestors from Ireland’s County Clare and Tipperary – renowned places of song and storytelling – I have to guess at what they might have been good at. Writing or singing, sewing or poetry; did they draw, or did they paint?

I have to guess because they left nothing behind but their bloodline. There are no books or songs or poems or works of art in their name; their culture and their contribution to it – their voice – is a big blank.

Via A room of one’s own: why women need to have their artistic voice heard

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