I have long been interested in the women’s suffrage movement but it wasn’t until I began researching this print that I really learned how much these women sacrificed and suffered for their ideal. Many of the women here in the US such as Ida B Wells and Lucretia Mott, were also staunch Abolitionists which proves how truly committed they were to civil rights in general. There are so many notable women involved that it was difficult to choose a handful to represent the movement. I knew I wanted to highlight the the remarkable Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Emmeline Pankhurst but the rest were more difficult to decide upon and I would have to do a second print to include them all. After much reading and discussion with friends, I left out Margaret Sanger because of the controversy surrounding her involvement in the Eugenics movement. It is unfortunate because I do believe she was an important part of the overall story and that she became known for a movement that is difficult for us to understand given where we are today. I encourage anyone interested to read further about these courageous women from the US and the UK who fought against all odds, who marched, were imprisoned and ostracized for their beliefs at a time when women truly had no voice.