A podcast that tells the stories of women around the world and throughout history, from all walks of life, who excel, amaze and inspire. Hosted by Justine Reid and Chole Gage
Stella Young was described as a feminist, activist, comedian, and a fierce advocate against domestic violence and for equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. She campaigned for the overhaul of the NDIS and was the Editor of ABC's Ramp Up blog. Her work lead to a spark of change in the way Australian society seeks to support and empower people with disabilities. She lived her life with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and was a wheelchair user. She was strong, bold, fierce and 100% legendary.
This week Justine tells the story of one of her idols - Maya Angelou. After being abused as a child, Maya stopped speaking for 6 years, and developed a love of reading, writing and poetry. She overcame so much adversity in her childhood to be successful in so many different fields, and became one of America's most influential voices. Her writing continues to inspire and empower women today - including Jussy, and she is a Legend among Legends!
This week, Chole tells Justine the story of Stacey Abrams, the legendery woman who many are praising for her tireless fight against voter surpression in the US. Stacey's story is one of persistence, determination, self belief and integrity. Her work had an enormous impact on the 2020 election and her work towards fair elections is ongoing. She is breaking glass ceilings left right and centre and is doing great things!
This week Jussy tells the story of the legendary Marcia Langton - An Aboriginal activist, and scholar who has lead the charge on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and equality for decades. Hers is a story of incredible resilience, strength and stamina. Marcia is head of Indigenous Studies at Melbourne University and is inspiring and empowering the next generations of First Nation's People. She is an absolute force and definitely warrants legendary status!
**CONTENT WARNING** This episode discusses strong violence, sexual assault and trauma.
This week Chole tells the harrowing survival story of Mary Vincent, who at 15 years old survived a brutal sexual assault and attempted murder, leaving her disabled and destitute. She went on to show incredible courage and resilience to do her best to ensure her attacker was brought to justice. This is an incredible story of how sheer grit and determination can make the seemingly impossible, possible.
Justine tells the story of her idol and muse - Frida Kahlo. Frida's life was one full of adversity, yet she managed to channel her pain into some of the most iconic art of the 20th century. This is a great episode for everyone wanting to know more about the incredible woman behind the art.
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