Reviews

May 2021

Ginny Carter (Amazon): “Brilliantly inspiring: I expected to enjoy learning about women I’d never heard of and their amazing achievements, but what I didn’t expect was how inspired I would feel. If you want to unleash your inner superwoman, this is the book for you.”

Jacki Wilkes (Amazon) “It is the best way to start the day, 5 mins is all it takes to be inspired by this gem of a book and all its female (often unsung) heroines and other remarkable women many of whom would be unknown or forgotten. An absolute must have!

Bean (Amazon) “This is not just a book. This is a weighty historical document that should be read by everyone!

March 2021

SC Skillman reviews the book over on her blog: “This book makes you see history differently and through a new lens. Hard-hitting, discerning and sharp, the authors show us the way exceptional female movers and shakers have been rendered invisible by history….Among the entries in this books you will find archaeologists, nuclear physicists, mountaineers, peace activists, poets, novelists, artists, anti-slavery campaigners, environmentalists, human rights lawyers, anthropologists, fighter pilots, Viking warriors, nuclear scientist and many more. This book doesn’t presume that women have always been good. Tyrannical rulers are also included. The thesis of the book does not include moral judgements on that level; simply the invisibility of women in our histories.” Read the full review here.

We’ve been featured in both the People’s Friend and Choice magazines

We are over at Audrey magazine talking about how our book and Twitter account came about: ” Co-writers of a new book give overdue recognition to awesome females through time. Our history lessons, museums and statues tell us that, with a few notable exceptions, it was mainly men doing the inventing, pioneering and hell-raising. But these three women, the co-founders of On This Day She, are determined to show that women have simply been hidden from our eyes and ears. Until now.” Read the full piece here: https://www.audreyonline.co.uk/why-were-putting-women-back-into-history/

On Instagram Shraddha (@the_autumnal_soul) writes about the On This Day She book: “We often come across this phrase “behave like a woman” – which is enough to interpret how the women are treated in the society. For example, the American mountaineer Annie Smith Peck was the third person to climb the Matterhorn in Switzerland but she was arrested because she wore knickerbockers. New York Times of 1876 wrote jokingly of women “abnormal and unconquerable thirst for trousers” – and this answers a lot how people have always shadowed women’s achivements with all baseless accusations. I highly recommend this important book to everyone. It is the best book you can gift to yourself or anyone!”

Read the full post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMPedjqAYki/

 

On Instagram Akshita Choudhary (@nomad_scholar_girl/) writes about the On This Day She book: “This book emphasis on eliminating gender differences by putting women back into picture in the fields where they are often neglected, such as science, crime and politics. I cannot find a better book to suggest you all to read this international women’s day. You will meet women who made history from all around the world.
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I never knew women like Wangari Maathai (the first woman in Africa with a PhD degree who later became Minister of Environment), Amrita Sher-Gill (a famous artist who won a gold medal for her painting), Jayaben Desai (a social worker), Josephine Cochran (woman who made life easier for so many women by inventing dishwasher) & the list goes on..

Read the full post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL9yhg-Ar2O/

Jayson Winters reviews our book for CentralBylines:

“The timing of the publication of this book by Tania Hershman, Ailsa Holland and Jo Bell, could not have been more perfect. Awareness of social invisibility must surely be on the rise. We can’t help but see and feel the challenges faced by so many people during the pandemic. For too long we have overlooked the contribution that some people, or groups of people make to our society and the largest and most notable of these invisible groups must be the influence of women in our history….Don’t worry that it is some form of shrine to female perfection, as it includes fine examples of both the best and worst that humanity has to offer.”

Read the full review here: https://centralbylines.co.uk/review-on-this-day-she-putting-women-back-into-history-one-day-at-a-time/