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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.

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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.

    Sue Sommers: Reflections On Women, Art And The Creative Economy

    Sue Sommers: Reflections On Women, Art And The Creative Economy

    Sue Sommers explains why she calls herself a contemporary artist, how to define book art, and ways to support women in politics in Wyoming.
    "When women are doing well, a society does well." - Sue Sommers
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/41

    • 20 min
    Kayne Pyatt: From Cinderella Complex To Feminist Independence

    Kayne Pyatt: From Cinderella Complex To Feminist Independence

    Listen in to learn why Kayne Pyatt's role model is her mother, how things have changed for women over the years, and how to educate young women about suffrage and women's rights.
    "I get frustrated with the lack of knowledge that most young women have about where we -- me and my foremothers -- came through to get them what they have today." - Kayne Pyatt
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at thinkwy.org/first-but-last/kayne-pyatt/

    • 23 min
    Britney Wallesch: On The Forefront Of Animal Advocacy And Working To Support Women In Leadership

    Britney Wallesch: On The Forefront Of Animal Advocacy And Working To Support Women In Leadership

    Britney Wallesch discusses the arguments for and against no-kill shelters, how the state can protect animal rights, and why there are so few women in the Wyoming Legislature.
    “It is important when you're doing advocacy work to go to the place where policy is made and speak on behalf of the constituents that you represent." - Britney Wallesch
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/39

    • 26 min
    Heather Fleming: The Social And Economic Impact Of Reading Failure In Children

    Heather Fleming: The Social And Economic Impact Of Reading Failure In Children

    Heather Fleming explains why she started WY Lit, the consequences of illiteracy, and how to apply evidence-based reading instruction in the classroom.
    "I didn't want to see other children struggle the way mine had." - Heather Fleming.
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/38

    • 23 min
    Arielle Zibrak: On American Women Writers, Gender & Sexuality

    Arielle Zibrak: On American Women Writers, Gender & Sexuality

    Arielle Zibrak explains how homosexuality written about in the 19th and 20th centuries and the biggest limitation of freedom for women in the United States.
    "Literature has, for a long time, been a place where women can exert an influence on society where they haven't been able to do so through explicitly political channels." - Arielle Zibrak.
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/37

    • 29 min
    Jennie Gordon: Getting To Know Wyoming's First Lady

    Jennie Gordon: Getting To Know Wyoming's First Lady

    Listen to today's episode to learn how Jennie Gordon reaches her audience, how it feels to be a public figure, and why child hunger is so important to her.
    "Wyoming can do so many things that other big states with a lot of bureaucracy can't do." - Jennie Gordon.
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/36.

    • 16 min

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susanjuanita ,

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!

VerociousV ,

Love this podcast!

Love these women and there stories from the equality state! Informative and interesting, and all round great production. Thank you.

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