The Disabled Suffragette

Rosa May Billinghurst was branded the “cripple suffragette” by the press and her peers after a bout of childhood polio left her unable to walk. Known as ‘May’, she wore leg-irons and used either crutches or a modified tricycle. Her visibility attracted a lot of attention to the movement, and unlike many of her middle-classContinue reading “The Disabled Suffragette”