This work, still in progress, began as a survey to trace the links that Mozambican women have with the figure of Josina Machel, not intended just as the wife of Samora Machel, but as a political activist in her own right. In researching the threads of these narratives, through interviews, portraits, archival photos and a perceptive work on the iconification of Josina Machel, I realised that there is a wider narrative, made up of many different female figures who led the liberation struggle in Mozambique, and that different women nowadays have different narratives and different relationships with icons that inspire their way of being women, workers and activists today. Today this work is concerned with reconstructing this wider universe and investigating more deeply the popular female imaginary on the subject.