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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.

    Jessica Bolerjack: Oil & Gas Land Representative And Successful Rodeo Competitor

    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

    • 27 min
    Cecilia Aragon: How My Latina And Navajo Roots Inspire My Work

    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

    • 41 min
    Lynnette Grey Bull: First Native American Woman From Wyoming To Run For US Congress

    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
     

    • 34 min
    Tara Nethercott: The Strength Of Our State Is Our People

    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
     

    • 26 min
    Carla Mowell: Explores People And Cultures Of The West

    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
     

    • 27 min
    Mary Burman: Passion And Dedication To Make A Difference In Healthcare

    Mary Burman: Passion And Dedication To Make A Difference In Healthcare

    Mary Burman discusses why she works in preventative health, how to remove gender bias from healthcare, and the value of individual and societal policy intervention.
    "Our healthcare is way more costly, it is profoundly inequitably distributed, and we have poorer outcomes than any other developed country in the world." - Mary Burman
    Learn more about this episode of First, but Last at www.thinkwy.org/52

    • 34 min

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7 Ratings

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Wyoming Women

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.

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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