petrina, alice, charlotte

< back to her stories blog I am mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend. Celebrating womanhood is wonderful, thank you. My story? I’m a Belgian student who’s lived in the UK for 5 years. I like to travel and read. I hope I can be inspired by women in history My life...

libby, alice, nazneen

< back to her stories blog live in soton – do art stuff – lots of friends – watch lots of Hollywood movies – hang out with cats to chill out – cut my own hair – lick doritos – grew up with mum and 2 brothers – lived in Bournemouth for 15 years – like soton more....

chantelle, rosina, emmeline, jean

< back to her stories blog Born in 1990 Day before Valentine’s Day My mother and grandparents raised me My mother was adopted in Southampton. My father from a small town in St Lucia The first of the family to go to university, I studied fine art and moved away with my...

rachel, iris

< back to her stories blog I see myself as a woman who is lucky enough to be born in this time and place in history. I believe that women have better access to opportunities, and are also creating opportunities for themselves. Thank you for doing this. I grew up in...

abby, margaret

< back to her stories blog I spent my first 18 years in Rotherham. Love and work brought me to Southampton. 22 years later, I still love living by the water – I feel like I live on holiday. Love affair ended before I met my husband, James. With the arrival of 3...

anna, helen, sue

< back to her stories blog I moved to Southampton in 2006 for a new job working for an engineering company. In te last 10 years I’ve joined a couple of outdoor clubs and love going to the New Forest on my bike and for walks. I am involved with Solent Mind helping...