She was known as one of Manchester's "most disruptive daughters" - a suffragette with a powerful message to share with the world.
Sylvia Pankhurst campaigned tirelessly for women's rights, maternity rights, and, unusually for the time, paternity rights.
She was surrounded by some of the most politically engaged and outspoken women of her generation - and accompanied almost always by her trusty typewriter.
Now, it's kept at the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester, testament to a remarkable woman and a movement that changed the world.
We spoke to Elaine De Fries from the museum, about what makes it so special: