Kind Women

When we were writing What Would Boudicca Do? we were struck by the way the exceptional women from history in the book were often helped out by the sisterhood. One of the things we learned was that even though heroines like Josephine Baker, George Eliot, Rosalind Franklin and Althea Gibson look like natural winners from our vantage point, they all went through tricky times where it probably didn’t feel that way for them. All of them had key moments where they were helped out by other women. We celebrate a lot of great attributes in the book, which helped these people change the world, but kindness isn’t usually top of the list. So we loved Rebecca Humphries’ recent article in Vogue on the topic - and not least because she was kind enough to mention Boudicca in it.