Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.
Pride: June Jordan
June Jordan (1936-2002) was an iconic writer, poet and activist. Known for her autobiographical poetry and essays on civil rights, women’s rights, and sexual freedom, her radical art continues to be both greatly inspiring and deeply relevant.
Pride: Barbara Gittings
Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) was one of the most influential members of the LGBT civil rights movement.
Pride: Stormé DeLarverie
Stormé DeLarverie (1920-2014) was a gay rights activist who may or may not have thrown the first punch at the 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn.
Pride: Mercedes de Acosta
Mercedes de Acosta (1892-1968) was a poet, playwright, and legendary costume designer. Known for her bold fashion sense and commitment to writing strong femme roles, this daring advocate never shied away from tackling taboo topics.
Pride: Charlotte Cushman
Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876) was one of America’s first celebrities of the stage. She bent gender norms, playing lead roles typically reserved for men, like Romeo and Hamlet.
Pride: Lynn Conway
Lynn Conway (1938-present) is a computer science pioneer and transgender activist.
They do an amazing job, I listen to this every morning and feel so inspired