The second phase of Snapping the Stiletto: Campaigning for Equality begins this month, led by Essex County Council. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project aims to seek equality and challenge stereotypes by sharing and celebrating the stories of Essex women.
Project Manager Kayleigh Boyle commented, ‘We want to find and tell the stories of women of all ethnicities, LGBTQ+ individuals, working women, and women with disabilities. We will re-examine the Essex Girl identity, and see what it is like to be a woman living in Essex today. We are looking for local groups and communities to work with and develop collaborative projects that provide people with space to have their say.’
Working with regional museum partners, the project will collect the histories of underrepresented communities in the county and the objects that tell these stories. By collecting stories and encouraging local communities to donate relevant items, the project hopes to preserve women’s experiences and celebrate women in Essex.
For more information and how to get in touch, see the Snapping the Stiletto website.