Help us capture a moment in history. Be part of the Women’s Words project. If you are a woman who’s 16 years or older we want you to add your own words to a new archive of women’s stories about living, working and growing in this vibrant city we call home; Manchester.

Has this city been a part of your story as you’ve become the amazing woman you are today? We’d love to hear your story in your own words. You don’t have a to be a confident writer to take part. It’s your story that matters, not your ability or background. Even if you can’t write in English, you can have someone write your words down for you. Your story should be 1000 words or less, and can be in the form of a story, a poem, even a list of notes, memories or thoughts.


A selection of some stories will be published in a beautiful, hand-crafted magazine based on the historic The Suffragette magazine to honour 100 years since women got the right to vote in 1918.

Your story will also make history and we’ll add it to a Central Library Archive with all the other women’s stories we get. Your words will be protected and preserved to celebrate all the vibrant, beautiful and powerful women who have made Manchester what it is today.

Submit your story by handing it in at any Manchester Public Library, the Pankhurst Centre, or email But don’t forget, if you are sending it electronically to include your name, postal address, phone number and email address.

Follow the project and talk to other writers on the @WomensWordsMcr Twitter account. Don’t forget the #womenswordsmcr hashtag! You can also keep in touch and up to date on Facebook and Instagram plus read more about the project on the Women’s Words website.

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By sending us your story, you are agreeing that the Council and the Pankhurst Centre can use your words in any reasonable form. They must be your own words.