The formidable achievement of the CA suffragists in 1911 opened the way for impressive women to create in the area, which can be seen until today.
Colorfulness, creativity, liberation, and vision in many different fields are present around San Francisco’s past and present, and indeed, many powerful and inspiring women worked and created there.
Here is a (very) partial list of some of the famous personas:
The poet Diane di Prima, the writer Amy Tan, the singer Janis Joplin, Michelin Stars Chef Dominique Crenn, the philosopher Judith Butler, the author Maya Angelou, the group of Mujeres Muralistas, founded by four Latin women artists that created murals in the city during the ‘70s.
The city also inspired many movies and TV productions, many with strong female characters, such as:
- Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World’s Fair at San Francisco
- Golden Gate Girl
- The Joy Luck Club
- Sister Act (1&2) starring Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill
- Blue Jasmine
- The Princess Diaries starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway
- The Sweetest Thing starring Cameron Diaz
- The Doris Day Show starring Doris Day
- Young & Hungry
- Suddenly Susan starring Brooke Shields
- The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco