The year of Gudruns

The residency is located in what was a Women's College: kvenneskòlinn. For many years, it was one of the few places women could obtain higher education in Iceland, focused mainly on home economics and handcraft. Class photos line the hallways and rooms dating back to the 1930s. Daughters and granddaughters often visit to look for their family member's photo.  

This is the class in my room, looking over/watching out for me (depending on the day and my perspective of it) while I'm here. 

5 Gudruns, easy to sit and wonder about the life each made for herself, how it went.


Illustration by Laura May Hagerty

Illustration by Laura May Hagerty

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