EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION – 2019
This illustration I made of the politician and feminist, Corry Tendeloo (1897 – 1956).
If you are from Holland you probably haven’t heard of her, but you definitely should know who she was.
I didn’t know who she was either, until @zeikschrift shared her story in a column for @nlvogue.
Corry Tendeloo, is the woman who fought for all us women out their. She managed to make some very important changes in the rights of women in Holland.
In that time all women where ‘honourably’ fired as soon as they got married. They wheren’t aloud to have their own money, arrange their own insurance and travel alone. Corry Tendeloo, fought like a lion (as Zeikschrift, Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen, states in her article) and managed to get rid of these horrible laws.
Therefore she is a hero, who we should honour.
And this is exactly what Madeleijn is after! Recognision for this woman.
Madeleijn created a petition for there to be a statue of Corry Tendeloo in the politic centre of Holland; The Hague.
I already signed it, go to her instagram page to do it as well!:)
The story touched me. The fact that this woman managed to change so much by herself, but is hardly known.
It inspired me and I had to make an illustration of this inspiring feminist.
The illustration: I tried to show her in the famous feminism pose with her fist up, showing her biceps. Partly black and white and half faded away (forgotten). On the top you can see some colour again. Someone is painting her (giving her back her colour). So she can shine like the hero that she was and is.
If you are Dutch, I really recommend you read the column of Madeleijn, it’s so well written. And it makes the story come to life.