foremothers

Since our founding, we IntLawGrrls have honored transnational foremothers -- deceased women in whose lifework we found inspiration.  At first our namesakes were our noms de plume. When we found our own voices we began to write in our own names, yet we continued the honoring tradition. IntLawGrrls' foremothers are pictured and listed, with links to all our posts about them, below:




Bella Abzug
Jane Addams
Safia Ahmed-jan
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Anacoana
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Susan B. Anthony
Hannah Arendt

Lakshmi Bai
Ella Baker
Emily Greene Balch
Clara Barton
"Beatrice" – Cecelia Goetz & all the women who worked at the Nuremberg trials
Aphra Behn
Gertrude Bell
Louise Bennett-Coverley
Benazir Bhutto
Elisabeth Mann Borgese
Margaret Bourke-White
Myra Bradwell
Vera Brittain
Lucy Burns
Goler Teal Butcher

Rosamond Carr
Rachel Carson
Charming Betsy
Esther Chávez
Shirley A. Chisholm
Frances Power Cobbe
Rhonda Copelon
Marie Curie

Serafina Dávalos
Simone de Beauvoir
Olympe de Gouges
Juana Inés de la Cruz
Alison Des Forges
Marlene Dietrich

Amelia Earhart
Crystal Eastman

Blanca Jeanette Kawas Fernández
Geraldine A. Ferraro
Joan Fitzpatrick
Dian Fossey
Rosalind Franklin
Betty Friedan

Indira Gandhi
Martha Gellhorn
Marie-Louise Giraud
Maud Gonne
Eva Gore-Booth
Katharine Graham

Rhoda Halperin
Belle Hamer
Fannie Lou Hamer
Mata Hari
Harriet Boyd Hawes
Grace Murray Hopper

Jahanara Imam
Molly Ivins

Aletta Jacobs
Eglantyne Jebb
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

Frida Kahlo
Helen Keller
Emilie Kempin-Spyri
Coretta Scott King
Gisela Konopka
Anna Koransky

Virginia Leary
Muna Lee
Lili‘uokalani
Belva Lockwood
Rosa Luxemburg

Wangari Muta Maathai
Mamusu
Constance Markievicz
Mary Ann McCracken
Gabriela Mistral
Roma Mitchell
Adeline Nichols Moore
Dorothea May Moore
Constance Baker Motley
Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam
Sita Mylavarapu
Alva Myrdal

Nanny of the Windward Maroons
Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill

Digna Ochoa
Grace O'Malley / Gráinne Ní Mháille

Emmeline Pankhurst
Sylvia Pankhurst
Rosa Parks
Violeta Parra
Alice Paul
Frances Perkins
Sonia Pierre

Jeannette Rankin
Eleanor Rathbone
Eleanor Roosevelt
Alice Roullet-Piccard

Sacagawea
Policarpa Salavarrieta
Nathalie Sarraute
Olive Schreiner
Hoda Shaarawi
Kate Sheppard
Vasireddy Sita Devi
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington
Shirley Perry Smith
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Jessie Street
Helen Suzman
Hannah Szenes

Mother Teresa
Mary Church Terrell
Trưng Trắc
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Nancy Ward
Simone Weil
Ida B. Wells
Marjorie M. Whiteman
Louise Rexford Wilson
Mary Wollstonecraft
Judith Wright

Ndaté Yàlla
Nadia Younes

María Zambrano
Zewditu I