The Historical Birthday-Tea Party 21st January


Today’s birthday girl is Sophia Jex Blake. 1840-1912.

Sophia was one of the first women to qualify as a medical doctor in the UK, despite every attempt to prevent her. She was an ardent feminist who lived with and became a life long friend of Lucy Sewell.

I am so impressed with Sophia that I nearly called a cat after her (Jex, not Sophia, by the way – or to be more exact Jex-to-be, a stray who turned out to have a home really.) This is similar to the can-she-come-to-tea test. Would I name a cat for her? Sophia passes both with flying colours, and is welcome to share gateaux any time she pleases.

I believe I love women too much to ever love a man.

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Author: Cherry Potts

Cherry Potts is a published fiction writer, publisher, event organiser, photographer, cardmaker, NLP master practitioner, life coach and trainer. She is an enthusiastic singer. Through Arachne Press she publishes fiction and non fiction and runs spoken word events and cross-arts workshops for writers at interesting venues. Always interested in new opportunites to perform, write or explore writing.

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