Emily Wilding Davison - Mandu Reid
'It is profoundly significant that we have come together today to honour Emily and the revolutionary spirit that she embodied. Time has distanced us from the brutality faced by the women who led the campaign for equality over 100 years ago. The horrific treatment of the suffragettes included imprisonment and forced feeding. This was a movement where women placed their own bodies on the line and pushed back on notions of felinity being equivalent to weakness and meekness.'