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Erin Gibson is joined each week by a cool teen to discuss a slice of herstory time ignored. From the forgotten first female astronaut trainees to abandoned Apache warriors to deserted pirates, we’ll femsplain yesteryear because y’all, the future is female and so was the past so come broaden your knowledge with us.

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    • 4.5 • 70 Ratings

Erin Gibson is joined each week by a cool teen to discuss a slice of herstory time ignored. From the forgotten first female astronaut trainees to abandoned Apache warriors to deserted pirates, we’ll femsplain yesteryear because y’all, the future is female and so was the past so come broaden your knowledge with us.

    Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Former school teacher turned Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Ida B. Wells, exposes the violence against black Americans in the post Civil War South! Born to shine a light on the truth in America, physical and verbal threats couldn’t shut Ida up, or stop her commitment to chronicling the experience of African-Americans during this violent time in America’s past. This is History: The Shequel hosted by Erin and Mina.

     

    https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2020/pulitzers-honor-ida-b-wells-an-early-pioneer-of-investigative-journalism-and-civil-rights-icon/

    • 45 min
    Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino

    Lights, camera, action! This week's subject wasn't just in front of the camera, she was the first major female behind it too! From London to Hollywood, this Paramount Player used down time on set to learn how to break through the glass lens of directors! Ida Lupino is the original multi-hyphenate. This is History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin and Mercy.

    • 40 min
    Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

    Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

    This country has a disease and there's only one cure for it - America's first black female doctor. Fighting racism and sexism with a stethoscope and a tongue depressor, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler healed her way into trailblazer status on this week's History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin and Ciara.

    • 30 min
    Claude Cahun

    Claude Cahun

    Meet Claude Cahun, a prisoner of the binary culture of early 20th century France, this gender non-conforming photographer emerged from her culture a hero to queer art and a fighter of fascism. Forgotten among the names of talented surrealists no more.

    • 36 min
    March Fong Eu

    March Fong Eu

    You’ve never met an Aries like March Fong Eu! This hard working straight A student defied everyone’s racist obstacles to become the first Asian American woman nominated to office. She fought for reproductive rights, gender equality, against anti-Asian sentiments and is the reason California enjoys mail in ballots. Ever had to put a dime in a toilet to pee? Well, you can thank March for that. In the words of her political campaign, March Fong Makes Me Happy and she’ll make you happy in this week’s History: The Shequel. Hosted by Erin and Georgia.

    • 34 min
    Octavia Butler

    Octavia Butler

    Bullies, race, social class, rejection, nothing could stop the remarkable ascent of the first black science fiction writer, Octavia Butler, from transforming herself from a shy, awkward introvert to shy, awkward award winning author. All that and more about this groundbreaking talent in this week’s History: The Shequel. Hosted by Erin and Mercy.

    • 35 min

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