36 episodes

First, but Last? introduces you to the creative, intrepid and influential women all across the state of Wyoming asking them about wisdom, work and adventure in the “equality” state. This special series celebrates Wyoming as the first state to give women the right to vote! ThinkWY | Wyoming Humanities podcasts are created to capture the stories in and outside of Wyoming to share ideas, perspectives, and insights about the human experience.

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First, but Last? introduces you to the creative, intrepid and influential women all across the state of Wyoming asking them about wisdom, work and adventure in the “equality” state. This special series celebrates Wyoming as the first state to give women the right to vote! ThinkWY | Wyoming Humanities podcasts are created to capture the stories in and outside of Wyoming to share ideas, perspectives, and insights about the human experience.

    Robin Sessions Cooley: Change Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone

    Robin Sessions Cooley: Change Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone

    In this episode, Robin talks about the impact that working in local government has had on her life, her advice for young women who want to go into politics, and why the people in the Workforce Services Office are the best thing about the job.
    "Ït's incredible where women are going in Wyoming." - Robin Sessions Cooley
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/35.

    • 20 min
    Mary Guthrie: Women Who Changed The Course Of History In Wyoming

    Mary Guthrie: Women Who Changed The Course Of History In Wyoming

    Mary Guthrie talks about her motivation to go back to school at 36, the people who mentored her, and the delights and challenges of writing a screenplay.
    "It doesn't hurt for the state to be much smaller because it does give people opportunities that otherwise you might not have." - Mary Guthrie
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/34.

    • 21 min
    Renee Laegried: The Right To Vote Was Their Most Radical Demand!

    Renee Laegried: The Right To Vote Was Their Most Radical Demand!

    Historian Renee Laegried explains why Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote and how gender equality in Wyoming has evolved since then.
    "Unless people start supporting women, it's going to be hard for them to be more engaged." - Renee Laegried
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/33

    • 18 min
    Jen Simon: Creates Awareness, Compassion and Economic Self-Sufficiency for Wyoming Women

    Jen Simon: Creates Awareness, Compassion and Economic Self-Sufficiency for Wyoming Women

    Jen Simon tells us about her journey to Wyoming, what led her to fight for women’s rights, and her thoughts on gender discrimination in the Equality State.
    “The Wyoming Women’s Community Action Network really exists to try and make sure that we continue to move the needle, continue to move forward, and get people in the Equality State to understand the real benefits that women bring.” - Jen Simon
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/32

    • 14 min
    Dr. Gigi Jasper: Discusses Her Views on Being African American And Racial Equality In Wyoming

    Dr. Gigi Jasper: Discusses Her Views on Being African American And Racial Equality In Wyoming

    Dr. Gigi Jasper discusses her experience with discrimination as an African American woman living and teaching in rural Wyoming.
    "I am the exception because I have had hundreds of students who now know me and not just what they think they know when they see me for the first time." - Gigi Jasper
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/30

    • 23 min
    Caroline Mills: Educator and Eastern Shoshone Tribe Member on the Wind River Reservation

    Caroline Mills: Educator and Eastern Shoshone Tribe Member on the Wind River Reservation

    Educator Caroline Mills talks about the time she met Fidel Castro and how she imparts her wisdom to the young people on the Wind River Reservation.
    “I think it’s important to be available, be accessible, and talk to anybody, and encourage them– because young people need to shoot for the stars and follow their dreams.” – Caroline Mills on mentorship.
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/30

    • 27 min

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