Celebrating inspirational women for International Women's Week 2020

We invited you to submit poems, stories, illustrations and plays that tell us about a woman who inspired you. 20 students have been selected to create work especially for this project, and we are delighted to share it with you.

We wanted you to make visible the stories, lives and achievements of women who have influenced, impressed or inspired you. Whether they were well known or unknown, contemporary or historical, they could be from any country in the world. They could be someone directly known to you or they could have influenced you through their achievements, their ideas or their creativity.

We asked you to unleash your creativity, identifying individuals and communicating their story to a wider audience through creative writing, art and performance.

The selected work will now be presented throughout International Women’s Week, via publications, performances and installations.

Malala illustration
Malala Yousafzai by Amy Attrill