How do I know Aileen Christianson?

This morning I waited at my garden gate to see a hearse go by. My neighbour, Aileen Christianson died during lockdown.  She would often talk with me over the garden fence.  The picture in her Guardian obituary is in our tenement’s shared back green.

She was a lecturer at Edinburgh and a feminist and writer. There are a couple of nice obituaries for her in the Guardian and The Scotsman.

Anyhow, I made a Wikipedia page for her in her memory.  It seemed like the right thing to do.

 

 

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    Lily Greenan says:

    Melissa, I’m glad I found this post explaining your connection to Aileen. I saw your Wikipedia link on Twitter last year and she would have loved it!

    I am one of her pals from her Rape crisis days. I miss her very much.

    Thanks for doing this x

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