48 episodes

Join medical students Charlotte Thill (she/her) and Alesha Kotian (she/her) as they navigate what it means to be a woman in the medical field and in their own lives. Each episode focuses on topics in medical history, current events, various health professions, female healthcare pioneers, and more! By analyzing different areas of healthcare and history through a feminist lens, From Skirts To Scrubs hopes to create a space to explore what it means to be a woman in medicine while having some fun along the way!

From Skirts To Scrubs Charlotte Thill and Alesha Kotian

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Join medical students Charlotte Thill (she/her) and Alesha Kotian (she/her) as they navigate what it means to be a woman in the medical field and in their own lives. Each episode focuses on topics in medical history, current events, various health professions, female healthcare pioneers, and more! By analyzing different areas of healthcare and history through a feminist lens, From Skirts To Scrubs hopes to create a space to explore what it means to be a woman in medicine while having some fun along the way!

    Mini Series 1.6 La Llorona: The Wandering Soul

    Mini Series 1.6 La Llorona: The Wandering Soul

    If you listen carefully on a quiet night, you may hear cries of a weeping woman calling for her lost children. Maybe you tell the children in your life that if they misbehave, she’ll come for you. That's right! In this episode, we tell the story of La Llorona, a woman from Mexican folklore who was wronged by her husband and transformed into the darkest version of herself. Some may say she was a monster. Join us as we recount La Llorona’s origin story and discuss its implications from a feminist/Chicanx perspective. What better way to end our first mini series!

    • 22 min
    Mini Series 1.5 Yama Uba: Not a Monster At All

    Mini Series 1.5 Yama Uba: Not a Monster At All

    What constitutes a monster? Is it your looks, your action, your very being? What if you are forced into a situation that makes you a monster, what then? Japanese folklore is full of stories of women as monsters, but this week we are focusing on one woman who isn’t a monster at all. Join us as we tell the tale of Yama Uba and discuss what she represents in the continuum of life as a woman, and as an elder in society.

    • 26 min
    Mini Series 1.4 Surpanakha: Between Lust and Loneliness

    Mini Series 1.4 Surpanakha: Between Lust and Loneliness

    Have you ever heard of the great Hindu Epic, The Ramayana? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t. But chances are, you probably don’t know of the seductress Surpanakha, sister of the King of Demons? Join us this episode as we forge into the forests of Ayodhya as we follow the story of Surpanakha, a demon woman whose actions ultimately lead to a kidnapping and major war between two kingdoms. Then listen in on our discussion as we re-envision the story from multiple perspectives, examining the roles of multiple characters and untangling the feelings and motives of a lonely woman.
    **FACT CHECK: Raavan has 10 heads not 7, thanks for correcting our mistake there!**

    • 23 min
    Mini Series 1.3 Sphinx: The Intelligent Monster

    Mini Series 1.3 Sphinx: The Intelligent Monster

    What do you get when you put together a powerful woman, an ancient empire, and scared men? The Sphinx! And this isn’t a riddle, I promise (ha, get it? Wait, no? Better listen to the episode!). Join us this week to talk about the origins of the Sphinx and talk about this mythical creature across time, as well as her interaction with the famed Oedipus Rex. Afterward, we talk about the demonization of intelligent & successful women and the knowledge that women hold.

    • 25 min
    Mini Series 1.2 Lilith: Of the Same Earth

    Mini Series 1.2 Lilith: Of the Same Earth

    Maybe you’ve heard of the story of Adam and Eve, but the real question is: what do you know about Lilith? If Eve was created from Adam’s rib, Lilith was created as Adam’s equal, from the soil of the earth. From the moment of her conception, she forged her own path and yet, has been branded as none other than a monster for it. Tune in to this episode to hear the lesser known story of the Mother of Demons, who suffered for her actions but whose story continues to survive eons.

    • 22 min
    Mini Series 1.1 Pandora: Our Last Hope

    Mini Series 1.1 Pandora: Our Last Hope

    In the beginning… life was apparently perfect. Until men made the Gods upset and they sent down their greatest fear. Women. Well, one woman in particular. Join us in this episode to learn the ancient Greek story of Pandora, the first woman, and bringer of all gifts. But what does this story mean when you view it from a feminist perspective? And how does our frame of reference shape our understanding of stories such as Pandora’s? Listen to this mini-episode to learn more!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

sunnynaps ,

my FAVORITE podcast

this is one of my all time favorite podcasts. are you interested in medical history from an intersectional feminist lens? this is the podcast for you!! it is accessible and fun. give it a listen!

achitale1 ,

Love it!

Very informative and engaging! Feels like a great mix of personal conversation and professional discussion. I also love the range of topics under the “women in medicine” umbrella! Keep up the great work Alesha and Charlotte

Anirudh Chitale ,

Love it!

Very informative and engaging! Feels like a great mix of personal conversation and professional discussion. I also love the range of topics under the “women in medicine” umbrella! Keep up the great work Alesha and Charlotte

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