A couple of years ago photographer Anita Corbin got in touch and invited me to be a part of her First Women project. I was delighted to have my portrait taken and was completely inspired by the project. What struck me was how surprising some of the 'firsts' were. It revealed how slow progress has been towards gender balance in many areas and how much ground there is still to cover.
Anita has now completed the 100 portraits that make up the core of the project and is preparing a travelling exhibit and a book. Please take a look at the website which features interviews with several of the women as well as a selection of portraits. www.1stwomenuk.co.uk
"First Women comprises a unique collection of 100 portraits capturing women in the UK who were “first” in their field of achievement. The portraits by photographer Anita Corbin provide inspiration and insight for a new generation of women seeking an understanding of their own roles in a rapidly changing world in which equality is still an issue. The full collection will be revealed in 2018 to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage."