At some point in history we decided that women should be excluded from politics, religion, education, the arts, the workforce and so much more. Despite this, since the very beginning, women have been rising up and making history. These are the Scarlet Letter Women, risking everything they have to stand against societal expectations and accomplish beautiful things. Hosted by Ali Holden, Scarlet Letter Women is a podcast about incredible women throughout history!
Episode 10: Your Host
Host Ali Holden answers listener questions, covering everything from advice on healing from grief to how she got into true crime.
Episode 9: Canadian Women at War
Host Ali Holden discusses how women have always been involved in war, whether directly or indirectly. They have fought in battles, guarded homesteads, and contributed to the horrors of war, too. Here in Canada, women have always been at the forefront of military efforts. So, this is the story of Canadian Women at War.
Episode 8: The Warsaw Ghetto Smuggler
Host Ali Holden discusses an advocate who helped save the lives of over 2500 children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the WW2 holocaust. With a strong sense of justice instilled in her from the time she was a little girl, she did what was right even when it put her life at risk. This is the story of Irena Sendler.
Episode 7: Sophie Scholl
Host Ali Holden discusses a woman who lived comfortably in privilege during WW2, but sacrificed everything because she knew that what was happening was not right. She founded a movement of young people who resisted Nazi supression and succeeded in changing the hearts of many. This is the story of Sophie Scholl.
Episode 6: The All-Female, Black Battalion
Host Ali Holden discusses this all female, black battalion that didn’t just battle enemy forces in WW2; they also battled incredible sexism and racism. Their work was instrumental in maintaining a connection between soldiers on the front lines and loved ones back home. They served with integrity, diligence and bravery, changing the landscape for women of colour in the military. This is the story of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, also known as the Six Triple Eight.
Episode 5: Anne Frank
Host Ali Holden discusses a familiar figure whose diary shed light on the horror and heartbreak of war. This podcast is about incredible women, but it is also about incredible girls, because this girl never got the chance to grow up into a woman. This is the story of Anne Frank.
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Informative, Fun, Great Southern Accents!
This podcast is great, and as the host I swear I’m not biased!!
I learned stuff!
Listened to the first two on my run yesterday and I was so focused on listening , my run went by fast. 😁 My favourite is how Alexandra’s voice is so soft but her topics and opinions are NOT! Lol