Monthly Archives: January 2016

Portrait of a Mother: Eliza Clerc Makes Her Deafness Visible, 1822

Their wedding in 1819 was perhaps the first of its kind in the United States: the union of deaf man and a deaf woman. When Laurent Clerc agreed to travel to America in 1817 to help Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet learn sign language and establish a school for the deaf, he made it clear he would be returning to France in 1820. That changed when he met 23-year old Eliza Boardman, one of his first students at the Connecticut Asylum for […]

This Is Not What A Feminist Looks Like

“Some idiot has drawn ladybits on the Queen Victoria statue on College Green.” Some idiot has drawn ladybits on the Queen Victoria statue on College Green @BristolPost Done in broad daylight! pic.twitter.com/Tq67kgHOlF — Bertram Fiddle (@BertramFiddle) January 7, 2016 Bristol street artist “Vaj Graff” is behind the graffiti, which appeared on the 127-year old statue on 7 January. This isn’t the first time she’s “corrected” art and signage in the city, 120 miles west of London. “Queen Vic was a […]