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Big Idea Talk: Tessa Hulls, artist and writer @ Walla Walla Public Library

  • 20 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Walla Walla Public Library 238 E Alder St, Walla Walla, Washington 99362


Tessa Hulls is the author of She Traveled Solo: Strong Women in the Early 20th Century. A talk about the power of history, and why female role models are vital in bringing social change. During a 5,000 mile solo bicycle ride from southern California to Maine, Tessa Hulls heard the same thing daily: that a woman can't travel alone.

Hulls began researching other woman who traveled solo in different ways, and became fascinated with many in stories from the early 20th century explorers, mountaineers, and even a circus performer - women who defied expectations and embarked on unprecedented journeys, but whose stories remained largely untold.

Using historical photographs, primary documents, and hand-drawn illustrations, Hulls takes participants into the lives of intrepid female adventurers who lived through the turn of the 20th century - before the right to vote or the right to own property. In sharing these stories and her own, Hulls illuminates the power of history in today's world and demonstrates why female role models are vital in affecting social change.

This presentation is part of Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program.
Hosted by The Walla Walla Public Library and Whitman College Penrose Library.

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