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Oregon History Comics 9: Votes for Women


Votes for Women, written by Sarah Mirk and illustrated by Suzette Smith, explores the history of women’s suffrage in Oregon, a campaign that lasted over 40 years. Following the story of Esther Clayson, a public health pioneer and suffrage activist, this comic sheds light on the suffrage movement’s journey through ideological feuds and social backlash.   

Sarah Mirk is an Oregon-based writer and current online-editor for Bitch Media. Her work has also been featured in the weekly newspapers The Portland Mercury and Seattle’s The Stranger. Suzette Smith is an artist, cartoonist, and illustrator for the Portland Mercury.   

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