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This is the radical feminist history party you've been waiting for. Recorded at Caveat in NYC, each episode of Nevertheless She Existed brings the story of an erased woman from history from our LES speakeasy right to your earbuds. You'll hear tales of gay nuns burned as witches, queens of NYC thieves, mothers, warriors, and poets. The fabulous, funny, and fierce comedians Molly Gaebe and Kylie Holloway serve as our hosts and voices as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely say "f*ck yeah" because Nevertheless, She Existed.

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This is the radical feminist history party you've been waiting for. Recorded at Caveat in NYC, each episode of Nevertheless She Existed brings the story of an erased woman from history from our LES speakeasy right to your earbuds. You'll hear tales of gay nuns burned as witches, queens of NYC thieves, mothers, warriors, and poets. The fabulous, funny, and fierce comedians Molly Gaebe and Kylie Holloway serve as our hosts and voices as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely say "f*ck yeah" because Nevertheless, She Existed.

    Willie Hobbs Moore with Moiya McTier

    Willie Hobbs Moore with Moiya McTier

    A celebration of the first black woman to earn a PhD in physics.

    Moiya McTier is a New York-based astrophysicist who studies planets outside of our solar system. She's also a folklorist who specializes in using science and logic to build fictional worlds. You can hear all about the worlds she's built on her podcast, Exolore, where she invites experts to help her imagine life on a different alien planet in every episode.

    Please consider donating to Moiya’s patreon: https://www.patreon.com/goastromo

    Moiya has also asked for donations to be directed to the Loveland Foundation. A fantastic organization that helps Black women and girls get access to therapy and mental healthcare. https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

    • 14 min
    Mary Ellen Pleasant with Junior Mintt

    Mary Ellen Pleasant with Junior Mintt

    Raising a glass to a “capitalist by profession” and all around badass Mary Ellen Pleasant.

    Junior Mintt is a drag artist in Brooklyn, out to show how Minty the world can be with a little kindness, empathy, and a strong Black, Trans, Queer perspective.

    Donate to her patreon and support a black trans artist! https://www.patreon.com/Juniormintt

    Junior is the local artist for G.L.I.T.S, a black trans run organization helping black trans people with housing! Donate to them here- https://www.glitsinc.org/

    • 16 min
    Audre Lorde with Catherine Clune-Taylor

    Audre Lorde with Catherine Clune-Taylor

    Catherine Clune-Taylor, Ph.D. is a Black queer feminist writer, educator and activist. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Feminist Science and Technology Studies at San Diego State University, which is even cooler than you think it is. About 13.6% cooler, to be precise. Please send her some love, and by love we mean money and venmo her Catherine-Taylor-23

    Catherine would also like to direct donations to the Emergency Relief Fund https://emergencyreleasefund.com/about/ which provides bail funds to keep trans folks in NYC out of prison. For more resources to support black trans people, look here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wnbb/tony-mcdade-nina-pop-how-to-help

    • 25 min
    Marsha P. Johnson with Solange Azor

    Marsha P. Johnson with Solange Azor

    Solange Azor (they/them & she/her) is a doula, comedian, and abolitionist based in Brooklyn/Lenape land. At one point you could find them performing standup and supporting births & abortions around the city. These days she is eating pasta, enjoying weed, and asking you to donate to this Fundraiser to house Black Trans folks.

    You can also support Solange individually via Venmo @Solangeaz

    • 13 min
    BONUS EPISODE: We're Doing A Live Stream!

    BONUS EPISODE: We're Doing A Live Stream!

    Come hang out with us because we are going live!  

    On this special livestream edition, we’re celebrating women in medicine because your gals are topical as hell.  Our lineup of comedians, historians, and storytellers will raise a (very full) glass to the women of yore who took risks, asked hard questions, and saved lives.

    Molly Gaebe and Kylie Holloway are your hosts, giving you a dash of context, a dab of framing, as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely say "f*ck yeah" because Nevertheless, She Existed. 

    https://www.caveat.nyc/event/nevertheless-she-existed-women-in-medicine-5-19-2020

    • 1 min
    Boss of Her Body: Joycelyn Elders

    Boss of Her Body: Joycelyn Elders

    People Have Been Masturbating Forever. Joycelyn Elders knew it, Arti Gollapudi celebrates her story. 

    Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based comedian who received her bachelor of music from Berklee College of Music and her masters of arts in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch.  Arti uses comedy as a tool to open dialogue about personal identity, trauma, and farts. Follow her on twitter and instagram @artiparty

    • 28 min

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Feminist History Reconsidered with Wit and Verve

Each episode a new narrator talks about a different woman, some long forgotten, so not, but all worth learning or relearning about. The narrators are typically experts, but are often as original and striking as the women they're discussing. Humor, and a frank discussion make this a novel way to hear "herstory"

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