Friday was the day WWU finally unveiled the Ella Higginson bust and a huge event was put together by the lovely Dr. Laura Laffrado who I was super happy to finally meet.
AS you should all know, Ella Higginson wrote the script for Just Like the Men, TTC’s feature that is coming out next year.
The event was spectacular and at one point Cassidy turned to Stacy and I and said “I have goosebumps from so much inspiration”
At first I was like “aww!” but then after hearing all the crazy stories from Ella’s life, I have to agree with Cassidy. Ella Higginson was a writer like no other of her time. One of her relatives stood up at the end of the event to tell a story of how she accidentally walked in on the King of England’s hotel room, included it in a story, and then was asked to take it out by the English government. (she left it blank so her avid readers would go check the previous version to see the story) WHAT??
If you have the chance to check out any of her work or hear any stories of her life you won’t regret it.
I’m super thankful I was helping Stacy & Cassidy for this event because like Cassidy said, there’s so much inspiration in a room full of students, professors, academics, professionals and more celebrating a woman like Ella.
I hope my photos do Stacy & Cassidy’s and also Laura Laffrado’s work justice.