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.
Rebekah Smith: An Authentic and Adventurous Voice For Wyoming Women
Rebekah Smith talks about the Wyoming Women's Foundation mission, why economic self-sufficiency is important for women, and why there aren't many prominent female hunters.
"A lot of people have a personal experience with someone that inspires them to want to help make change in the state for women." - Rebekah Smith
Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/first-but-last/rebekah-smith
Jessica Bolerjack: Oil & Gas Land Representative And Successful Rodeo Competitor
Jessica Bolerjack discusses why it's such an exciting time to be a woman in rodeo and what it's like being a female in the oil and gas industry.
"I've always worked in fields that were predominantly male-dominated and you have to know your stuff and you have to stand up for yourself." - Jessica Bolerjack.
Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/first-but-last/jessica-bolerjack
Cecilia Aragon: How My Latina And Navajo Roots Inspire My Work
Dr. Cecelia Aragon talks about founding her own bilingual theater company, which topics are covered in her theater diversity course, and the challenges faced by many first-generation American students who were born in Mexico.
"Wyoming has really missed an opportunity to really engage with the growing Latino population in the state." - Dr. Cecelia Aragon
Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at https://thinkwy.org/first-but-last/cecelia-aragon
Lynnette Grey Bull: First Native American Woman From Wyoming To Run For US Congress
Lynnette Grey Bull discusses why she moved to a reservation in Wyoming, what inspired her to run for public office, and her work curbing the human trafficking of native women in the United States.
"Humility should be the center of leadership." - Lynnette Grey Bull
Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/55
Tara Nethercott: The Strength Of Our State Is Our People
State senator Tara Nethercott discusses the ways that COVID-19 has affected Wyoming, why she decided to pursue law, and the values of her fellow Wyomingites.
"Rural America needs to recognize what rural America is." - Tara Nethercott
Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/54
Carla Mowell: Explores People And Cultures Of The West
Carla Mowell discusses the experience of growing up between two cultures, challenges for Spanish-speaking children in the U.S., and why she ultimately became an educator.
"Colorful characters are kind of our specialty." - Carla Mowell
Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/53
I love a podcast that tells personal stories. I always learn so much from hearing women talk about their life experiences. Thanks Emy and Wyoming Humanities Council for highlighting Wyoming women's voices.
Listen Up, Wyomingites!
This topic is critically important to Wyoming’s future and to the wellbeing of its women. Emy is a skilled and insightful interviewer and her interviewees give us much food for thought. Among other themes, they demonstrate how amazing Wyoming women truly are! Thanks Wyoming Humanities Council for this series!
Love this podcast!
Love these women and there stories from the equality state! Informative and interesting, and all round great production. Thank you.