Forget Me Nots: Seven Short Stories of Historically Overlooked Women

A. Kate Wood, Georgia Southern University

Abstract

This short story collection highlights the lives of seven women across time and place who have been overlooked by history despite their impacts and accomplishments. The genre of biographical fiction will provide a first person lens into these women’s lives which then allows each story to adopt a unique style and voice. This perspective also increases awareness not only about these particular women, but also about the issues they faced, such as racism, gender inequality and issues of intersectionality across their unique time periods and locations.