Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. On Wonder Media Network’s award-winning podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.
Resisters: Florence Finch
Florence Finch (1915-2016) risked her own safety to bring aid to American forces imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II.
Resisters: Yaa Asantewaa
Yaa Asantewaa (1840-1921) has been called Ghana’s Warrior Queen. A farmer, politician and military leader, she led her people in battle against British colonial forces.
Resisters: Mercy Otis Warren
Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814) used her writing to help fuel a revolution. As a playwright, poet and satirist, her work inspired early American Patriots, and set the stage for the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Resisters: Ani Pachen
Ani Pachen (1933-2002) was a celebrated warrior nun who led the Tibetan resistance against the Chinese. Even though she was imprisoned for 21 years, her determination to fight for her country never faltered.
Resisters: Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was one of the earliest and most influential figures in the modern fight for women’s rights. Her writings became the groundwork for many feminists in the Western world for centuries after her death.
BONUS: The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Season 9
The overturning of Roe v. Wade was one of the most sensational events of the year, though not for the better. In the season 9 premiere, A’shanti sits down with Oriaku Njoku, the new executive director for the National Network for Abortion Funds to talk about what’s next following the fall of this landmark decision. They delve into the reasons abortion is healthcare, the importance of Black women’s voices at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement, and why it’s time for a radical reimagining of Roe.
This is such a refreshing and joyful podcast to listen to. Perfectly short but always succinct and interesting. Guaranteed learning and the background music is the best I’ve ever heard! Top marks
Having listened to all of the released episodes, I searched for another such inspirational podcast. I couldn’t find anything that had the same magical mix of feminist content, pleasant delivery, in-depth research and eclectic music. I’m now starting to listen again from the beginning. Keep up the amazing work!!
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Perfect in the morning when I’m getting ready and don’t have too much time! Fascinating women - concise and engrossing.