Snapping the Stiletto: Campaigning for Equality, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is a project which aims to seek equality and challenge stereotypes by sharing and celebrating the stories of Essex women.
We want to find and tell the stories of women of all ethnicities, LGBTQ+ individuals, working women, and women with diabilities. We are looking to re-examine the Essex Girl identity, and see what it is like to be a woman living in Essex today.
The project will collect the histories of underrepresented communities in the county and the objects that tell these stories. By collecting stories and encouraging local communities to donate relevant items, the project hopes to preserve women’s experiences and celebrate women in Essex.
Snapping the Stiletto: Campaigning for Equality is partnering with Southend Museums Service, Saffron Walden Museum, Maldon Museum in the Park, Museum of Power to showcase these accounts and objects in co-curated exhibitions and events.
We are looking for local groups and communities to work with and develop collaborative projects that provide people with space to have their say. For this we need you!