Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. On Wonder Media Network’s award-winning podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.
Visionaries: Anna Atkins
Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was a pioneer in the fields of photography and botany. She was the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographs and her innovation demonstrated the novel ways science and art could intersect.
Visionaries: Ruth Asawa
Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an artist known for her geometric, woven wire sculptures.
Visionaries: Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus (1923-1971) is one of the most celebrated American photographers of the 20th century, best known for capturing subjects who lived on the edges of society.
Indigenous Women: Sarah Winnemucca
Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) was an educator, author, and advocate who worked as an interpreter and fought to protect Indigenous rights. When she died, the New York Times called her “the most remarkable woman among the Piutes of Nevada.”
Indigenous Women: Annie Dodge Wauneka
Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910-1997) was a prominent leader in the Navajo community, and a voice for Navajo people in the US government. She worked to improve the health of people in her community, while respecting and preserving Navajo culture.
Indigenous Women: Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief (1925-2013) was the first Indigenous ballerina in history to receive international recognition. She was the highest paid ballet dancer in her time and gave new life to the American ballet scene.
Great for showers
I listen to this podcast while I shower because it’s the perfect length of time to keep me punctual. However, as an East Tennessean I was so disappointed to hear Jenny mispronounc “Vol” (correctly pronounced with a short o) as “Vole” for an entire episode (Pat Summit episode). 😅
Female contributions throughout history from all over the world
Glad I found this; love the quick-listen format (lots packed into those few minutes). Also love the monthly theme organization.
Great for winding down after a long day!
I listen to this as I am taking an afternoon nap before the kiddos get home or as I’m getting ready for bed. Super calming and a great listen!