Deaf Suffragists/Activists: Pitrois, Yvonne

Yvonne Pitrois

Photograph of Yvonne Pitrois(1880-1937) Born in Paris; deafened at age 7 by severe sunstroke. Homeschooled by her mother. Began publishing stories in France and Switzerland at age 17; wrote many articles and stories for journals; began La Petite Silencieuse, a magazine for Deaf girls, and Le Rayon de Soleil des Sourds-Aveugles, a magazine in French Braille for deaf-blind persons. Books included Jeunes Vies, Cherie, and Ombres des Femmes. She helped greatly in World War I relief efforts for deaf persons.

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