Kara and Mary Wollstonecraft street art

We’re big fans of Mary Wollstonecraft at Practical Woman. Perhaps most famous for writing A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792, Mary was a passionate advocate of women’s rights and education and an incredibly talented and prolific writer. Mary lived a fascinating life and we recently reviewed Charlotte Gordon’s brilliant book Romantic Outlaws which looks at Mary’s life and that of her daughter, famed novelist Mary Shelley.

Mary on the Green is an organisation campaigning to create a monument which would honour Mary’s memory and inspire young people in Islington, Haringey, Hackney and further afield.

Did you know that currently, over 90% of London’s monuments celebrate men despite a population of 51% women? It’s time to start celebrating influential female figures from history too.

Share your #MinuteforMary

Mary on the Green has been asking people on Twitter to take 60 seconds to tell the world why Wollstonecraft deserves a memorial.

Take a look at all the wonderful submissions so far on #MinuteforMary or follow Mary on the Green on Twitter.

Why don’t you share yours today?