From March-May 2019 we worked with a group of young women from Children NE. Together we visited Bessie’s Surtees house and met Michelle Tones from Historic England to hear about Bessie and her story.
We were truly inspired by her story and wanted to find ways to bring it to life and make it relevant for today. Working with English Heritage staff, we got creative and started writing. Creating poetry and ‘A letter to Bessie’ exploring the themes of empowerment, love and equality.