The collection is always growing as we invite all women to pen a letter to contribute to the project.
In 1855, Caroline Norton wrote an open letter to Queen Victoria. Norton was a writer and social reformer. Her letter listed all the restrictions placed on married women in nineteenth century England. Norton claimed it was hypocrisy for a female monarch to rule a country where married women were ‘legally non-existent’.
In the spirit of Caroline Norton, 'from her to her' encourages women to write open letters to other women.
These letters can be politically motivated, like Norton’s letter to Queen Victoria, or a personal celebration of a woman.
Victoria Beesley and Terra Incognita will also be creating a series of 'from her to her' theatre productions. These letters may be available for audiences to read at performance. The first of these performances is at the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh