This is an ongoing digital collage project focusing on Women in history. I started this project during Women's History Month 2021 to highlight and help educate myself and others on significant female figures that have had a great impact on our world.
The start to this series is Irena Sendlerowa from my parents native land of Poland. She was a humanitarian, social worker, and nurse who served in the Polish Underground Resistance during World War Two in German occupied Warsaw. Over the course of the war she saved over 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She wrote the name of every child she and her network saved on paper and hid these names in glass jars that would be buried in her backyard. This was done in the hope that someday she would be able to reunite these children with their families. She was imprisoned by the Gestapo and had both her legs broken by her interrogators and was almost forgotten about. However, this inspiring woman has received many accolades over the years and was up for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.