Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/197

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May Mays | May 2021

May: May Mays Mental Health

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2021 global initiatives: #1day1woman2021 Women's rights

See also: Future events

Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.69% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1-31 May 2021
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Last year we had a successful focus on women associated with the name May. This year, we've decided to focus on those born in May as well as all the corresponding names and all its variants, for example Mary, Maria, Marie, Mariah, Miriam, Miryam, Maryam and Máire, as well as its occurrences in other scripts. You are also welcome to write articles on women associated with the name "May". Women born in the month of May can also be covered.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women associated with Mary or May, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Some of those relating to women named May or Mary are listed below:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:

From Dictionary of Women Worldwide[edit]

Some entries are available at or all may be found through the Wikipedia Library's bundled services by use of the search within publication feature.



Advertising executive[edit]


Arts patron/philanthropist/benefactor[edit]

Ballet dancer[edit]

Ballet teacher[edit]

accused Bankrobber[edit]



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Outcomes (articles)[edit]

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  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Event templates[edit]

  • Invitation: MAY 2021
  • Editathon banner for talk pages: {{WIR-197}}


  1. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "HENDERSON Margaret Mary". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  2. ^ Royal Australasian College of Physicians- College Roll: Heseltine, Mary Jermyn (accessed:28-06-2007)
  3. ^ Ambassador of the Argentine Republic pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  4. ^ "Australian Women in Diplomacy: Australian Diplomacy for Women". DFAT. Retrieved 29 April 2020.