I used common symbols from the suffragist movement (keys, sunflowers, irises) and imagery from first person accounts to tell our understanding of their story. Deprived of hairbrushes and toothbrushes, blankets and basic necessities, these women generously resigned lives of privilege and comfort.
As collaborators on this project we share the desire to recognize and highlight the struggle of women that came before us. The suffragists built a strong community of women using their shared experience in order to change society. As a mother and daughter team, this feeling of community has kept us engaged in the fight and motivated to highlight their determination.