49 min

Episode 283: Hoes of History: Annette Kellerman The Homance Chronicles

    • History

Born in Australia in the late 19th century, Annette Kellerman defied societal norms from a young age. Overcoming childhood illness, she discovered her love for swimming, a passion that would propel her to international fame. As one of the first women to attempt long-distance swims, Annette shattered records and captivated audiences with her daring feats.
But Annette's impact extended beyond the pool. As a champion of women's rights, she challenged conventions of beauty and athleticism, advocating for freedom of movement and expression. Her iconic one-piece swimsuit, scandalous at the time, revolutionized swimwear and paved the way for greater female participation in sports.
Yet, Annette's journey was not without its trials. From facing censorship for her bold performances to enduring personal hardships, she remained resilient in the face of adversity. Through it all, she continued to push boundaries, blazing a trail for women in sports and entertainment.
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Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

Born in Australia in the late 19th century, Annette Kellerman defied societal norms from a young age. Overcoming childhood illness, she discovered her love for swimming, a passion that would propel her to international fame. As one of the first women to attempt long-distance swims, Annette shattered records and captivated audiences with her daring feats.
But Annette's impact extended beyond the pool. As a champion of women's rights, she challenged conventions of beauty and athleticism, advocating for freedom of movement and expression. Her iconic one-piece swimsuit, scandalous at the time, revolutionized swimwear and paved the way for greater female participation in sports.
Yet, Annette's journey was not without its trials. From facing censorship for her bold performances to enduring personal hardships, she remained resilient in the face of adversity. Through it all, she continued to push boundaries, blazing a trail for women in sports and entertainment.
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

49 min

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