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Womyn making changes

Minna Canth, 2012, Copper and steel.

Canth was a Finnish writer and a social activist. Her work addresses issues of women’s rights, particularly in the context of a prevailing culture she considered antithetical to permitting expression and realization of women’s aspirations.

Minna Canth is the first woman to receive her own flag day in Finland.

Valentina Tereshkova, 2013, Brass and copper

Valentina Tershkova is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and engineer, and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.

She was the Soviet representative to the UN Conference for the International Women’s Year in Mexico City in 1975. She also led the Soviet delegation to the World Conference on Women in Copenhagen and played a critical role in shaping the socialist women’s global agenda for peace.

Urban area, 2013, Brass and copper

Salute to Amanda Palmer and her response to Daily Mail.  Inspiration comes from her belt buckle in this famous picture.