On this day in 1918, the first publication of “Nu Gioi Chung” (Women's Bell) newspaper, where Nguyet Anh was editor-in-chief, was published.

The animated portrait of Suong Nguyet Anh on Google homepage on February 1, 2023

The drawing of Nguyet Anh on Google Doodle was illustrated by Hanoi-based guest artist Camelia Pham. In honor of one of her most popular poems based around apricot blossoms, the Doodle artwork incorporates apricot blossoms and an apricot color palette.

Nguyet Anh was born on March 8, 1864, in An Binh Dong village of Southern Ben Tre province.

She became the country’s first female editor-in-chief when she started writing for “Nu Gioi Chung” newspaper in Saigon under the pen name Suong Nguyet Anh, meaning Widowed Nguyet Anh. Many of the newspaper’s issues focused on women’s roles in Vietnamese culture and society.

Suong Nguyet Anh is best remembered for her bright mind and personality, as well as her resilience through adversity. She served as a pioneer for women writers and editors in the country whilst paving the way for generations to come.

She had connections with people from all walks of life and treated everyone with respect. She passed away on January 21, 1921, at age of 57.

There are several streets named after Suong Nguyet Anh in cities across the country, including in Ho Chi Minh, Da Lat, and Vung Tau.

Source: VNA