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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.

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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.

    Warriors: Queen Nanny

    Warriors: Queen Nanny

    Queen Nanny (c. 1686-unknown) led the Maroons, a community of formerly enslaved Africans in Jamaica, to victory against their British occupiers.

    • 3 min
    Warriors: Constance Markievicz

    Warriors: Constance Markievicz

    Constance Markievicz (1868-1927) was an Anglo-Irish political activist who was the first woman elected to British Parliament and refused to take her seat. She was also the first and only woman to service in the first Irish Assembly.

    • 4 min
    Warriors: Matilda of Tuscany

    Warriors: Matilda of Tuscany

    Matilda of Tuscany (1046-1115) was a powerful feudal ruler, who is remembered for her military prowess. Her castle was the site of one of the most iconic moments in medieval times.

    • 4 min
    Warriors: Rose Lokissim

    Warriors: Rose Lokissim

    Rose Lokissim (1955-1986) was a soldier and activist in Chad who fought against Hissene Habre's violent regime.

    • 5 min
    Warriors: The Hart Sisters

    Warriors: The Hart Sisters

    Elizabeth Hart (1772-1833) and Anne Hart (1773-1834) were writers, educators, education activists, and abolitionists whose work challenged the status quo. The sisters were outspoken opponents of slavery and supporters of women's education and total emancipation. They became two of the first African-Caribbean women writers to be published and two of the first educators of slaves and free blacks alike in the Caribbean.

    • 4 min
    Warriors: Frances E.W. Harper

    Warriors: Frances E.W. Harper

    Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911) was an activist, author, journalist, orator, poet, and educator known for her fiery speeches and writing on the evils of slavery, and in support of women’s suffrage and temperance.

    • 6 min

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