Help us to capture women’s stories for future generations

Were you born a rebel? If so, you’re in good company.

When we sat down to watch our newly-commissioned short film, Vote 100: Born a Rebel – made up of wonderful footage from the Yorkshire, North East and North West Film Archives – we were inspired by the words of Mrs Elizabeth Dean who, still a proud suffragette at 100 years old, told the camera:

“Between you and I, I think I must have been born a rebel!”

Watch the trailer for Vote 100: Born a Rebel.

We want more rebellious women like Mrs Dean in the film archives to inspire future generations of women – and that’s where you come in! Send us your stories of rebellion, or of the rebellious women who inspire you, and your film could be entered into the archives.

To learn more about submitting your story to the archives, please read our Vote 100 submission guide and take a look at Abi’s video to get an idea of what we’re looking for!


Vote 100 events

If you want to see Mrs Dean in action for yourself, then come along to one of our five events at which the Vote 100: Born a Rebel film will be shown. As well as film screenings, these will include live music, panel discussions, spoken word, theatre performance, children’s workshops, tasty food and women being great to each other.

You can read more about the events here:

18 October, the Harris Museum, Preston

3 November, Shakespeare Hall, Durham

18 November, Magic Rock Tap, Huddersfield

24 November, Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield

1 December, 24 Church Street, Liverpool

Or by going to our events page, and selecting the appropriate month from the calendar:

If you’d like to throw your own immersive suffrage-inspired event, take a look at our new learning resource, which is filled with hints and tips for making your events unmissable.

And, if you can’t make the Vote 100 events (or if you can, but want to keep the fun going) the Vote 100: Born a Rebel film will be available to hire via our booking scheme. For details, contact

The Vote 100: Born a Rebel short film will also be premiering at this year’s Community Cinema Conference.



Vote 100: Born a Rebel is supported by the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme