A new series of blog posts celebrating the achievement of 100 pioneering women in Sussex.

black and white photograph of Ellen Nye Chart. Full length she is sitting sideways to the camera, she is wearing a full bustle dress with long sleeves and buttoned down the front. It has stripes across the skirt. Her hair is up, with a strong mid parting.
Ellen Nye Chart, actress and theatre manager

Written to accompany our Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits exhibition in Brighton Museum, we’ve focused on notable local women throughout history.

head shot colour photograph of Grace Nichols. She is smiling and looking away from the camera. She has short dark hair and is wearing rectangular glasses, long earrings and a black blazer. The background is a mottled blue.
Grace Nichols (c) Mike Park, Guyanese poet

With the help of writers such as Louise Peskett, Amy Zamarripa Solis and Alexandra Loske, we look at the stories of female actors, writers, lawyers, medical practitioners, suffragettes and others with a Sussex connection.

We’re publishing a post a day from 15 Feb until 17 June 2020, so dive in and enjoy.