LONDON, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
This Mother's Day, Paperchase are celebrating #fiercefemales at Oscar Wilde's statue and honouring the revolutionary mother that raised him.
Of the 925 public statues in the UK, only 158 are women and 25 of these are historical non-royal women. So when it comes to history, women didn't get the attention they deserved.
You've probably heard of Oscar Wilde, but did you know his mum refused to conform to Victorian society by using her wit to rally against the status quo? She was also an early advocate of women's rights and known for her progressive views championing females.
So this year, to mark International Women's Day and Mother's Day, Paperchase took matters into their own hands and are unearthing the real stories of the fierce, sassy and powerful mother's behind historic figures in society.
On Wednesday morning, a crowd gathered around Oscar Wilde's statue (London, WC2N 4HZ), just outside Charing Cross station in Central London, to share Lady Jane Wilde's story and wish her a very 'Happy Mother's Day'.
The campaign continues on social media, with a series of animations showing more iconic mothers who deserve to be recognised and celebrated including; Richard the Lionheart's mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Martin Luther King Jr's mother, Alberta Williams King.
Let's celebrate #fiercefemales everywhere. This Mother's Day, find your mum a card as fierce as she is.
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Notes to Editors
- Paperchase is the UK's number one retail brand for fashionable and innovative design-led stationery. For over 40 years it has inspired with stylish stationery, unique greeting cards, distinctive gifts as well as quality art and craft materials.
- Always ahead of the competition with fresh and inventive ideas, Paperchase consistently launches new product ranges throughout the year. The vast majority of these are created in-house by a talented team of designers, ensuring ranges are exclusive. Alongside its seasonal collections, Paperchase maintains a great variety of essentials too, tried and tested by its loyal customers
- Paperchase is a multi-channel retailer offering in-store and online shopping in the UK, EU and USA. In the UK, there are more than 160 Paperchase stores and concessions (in Selfridges, Fenwick and House of Fraser) and outlets in Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Canada and the Middle East
- To find out more visit paperchase.co.uk