Helen Lowe

Images of Helen Lowe on 1980s Lesbian Liberation demonstration; at home; and protesting against government cuts in 2011. Photocollage by Judy Greenway


This page includes Helen’s obituary and links to some of her writing and photography, as well as tributes from  friends and colleagues. If you have memories or photographs of Helen to contribute, please send them to me –  judy[at]judygreenway[dot]org[dot]uk – I’d love to hear from you.

Helen Lowe in her late thirties or early forties.
Memories of Helen

  • 1968

    This fragment from an uncompleted novel by Helen Lowe draws on her experiences as a young political activist in nineteen-sixties and seventies London, opening with an account of the anti Vietnam War demonstration in Grosvenor Square in 1968.

  • The Spirit of Resistance: Helen Lowe, 1944-2011

    2014. This short piece draws on Helen Lowe’s own words to give a background to her involvement with the feminist organisation Women Against Fundamentalism. Chapter in Women Against Fundamentalism: stories of dissent and solidarity, eds. Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis.

  • ‘The fight for justice and peace’: Remembering Helen Lowe

    tribute by Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters and Women Against Fundamentalism.

  • ‘A True WAF Warrior’: In Memory of Helen Lowe

    Clara Connolly remembers Helen’s participation in Women Against Fundamentalism.

  • Helen Lowe obituary

    2011. Helen Lowe 1944-2011.

Links to some of Helen’s work

Helen Lowe’s photographs on Flickr.

In 2002, following the 9/11  attack on the World Trade Centre  and the subsequent ‘war on terror’, Helen Lowe and Sophie Laws co-edited ‘Piecing it Together’, a special international issue of the radical feminist journal Trouble and Strife, 43, Summer 2002. It includes Helen’s article on religion, gender and politics in Israel: ‘ Israel: the other stories.’  Helen and Sophie’s editorial is available separately here.

No to Fascism, No to Fundamentalism,  edited version of a talk given  to No-one Is Illegal, London, September 2010.

In  2011, Helen participated in a roundtable discussion of grassroots community organisers, reported in Red Pepper September 2011.

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