Publishing is being present

Text about the Portuguese writer and activist Maria Lamas produced as part of the Troublemakers Class of 2020 Workshop, organised and published by Futuress

“For 65 years, the ‘women’s weekly’ Modas & Bordados was read by women across divisions of class, witnessing many changes in Portuguese society. A significant part of this periodical’s life was under the directorship of Maria Lamas, a woman of curiosity and empathy, deeply dedicated to understanding, as she termed it: ‘in all its aspects, the life of the Portuguese woman’. It was in her 19 years at its helm that Modas & Bordados turned into a publication of unassuming resistance that reached all kinds of women, advocating for their financial independence and their cultural and intellectual development.”

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