This exhibition aims to tell the stories of women who have accomplished something unique in the past and those who are doing this now, those who have built up their communities and unlocked new pathways for the next generations of women. Today, some of these trailblazers are getting more public recognition in Ukraine: for example, women’s movement’s founder Nataliya Kobrynska and feminist scholar Solomiya Pavlychko. Other figures remain obscure.
We chose seven heroines from Ukraine’s past whose stories we would like to make widely known, and seven contemporaries who tell their own stories during interviews. The fifteenth text presents an imaginary portrait of the “unknown Ukrainian woman”.