A Forgotten History: Where Are our Women?

Stories from history hold unique value, they deserve to be preserved for future generations. However, where are all the Women in these stories? Lauren Jacobs is a ‘Her’storian, a word she chooses to describe herself as she is passionate about discovering and sharing women’s stories, especially from the past.

She began her career as a woman abuse counselor before spending the past decade as a Social Justice journalist. Her work focuses on gendercide, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), child brides, female literacy, theology and gender equality, as well as human trafficking and female atonement rituals in Africa. Her debut historical fiction book Yehudit Chosen by God (2016), won the prestigious ‘Desmond Tutu - Gerrit Brand Award’ 2017 for its powerful stand on justice for women. Her second historical work Shelamzion, Queen of Israel was released in September 2018.