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Lucy Brownson

Writer & Researcher

Lucy Brownson

Lucy Brownson is a writer and researcher based in Sheffield. In her PhD research, Lucy explores women's histories at nearby Chatsworth House, a well-loved heritage site in Derbyshire. She's a trained archivist and an organiser of Sheffield Feminist Archive, a community archive project documenting grassroots feminism in the Steel City.

The Unravelling Fantasia of Miss H.

In 1837, Mary Frances Heaton from Doncaster challenged a vicar over an unpaid debt. She was declared insane and incarcerated in an asylum in Wakefield for the rest of her life. She told her story through embroidery.

Women in Lockdown: A Digital Archive

In this photo essay, three Sheffield Feminist Archive organisers share their own memories of lockdown – and call for submissions of written, recorded or visual material capturing women's experiences.