2 thoughts on “Story of Woman Podcast Coming August 2015

  • August 22, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Hi, Lindsay. I saw this first podcast episode appear in my iTunes account (for FMH) today and just finished listening. I now see on the website that you’ve gotten several done! I love the intro with all the recordings of the female voices speaking their truths. I’m excited about this new series as it is a passion of my own — finding the ignored and hidden women in history and science. Thank you for embarking on this!

    On my own podcast we recently we did an episode exploring a dissertation I found online about scrapbooks and how, depending on the subject, some scrapbooks prove to be of research value to historians and other experts because they tell the story of the disenfranchised in a society — minorities and especially women, who tend to be the prevalent scrapbookers these days. Super fascinating, and in my opinion, empowering to female scrapbookers who are usually dismissed as being dowdy.

    It looks like you might know exactly where you’re headed with this podcast so you might not have time or a desire for suggestions, but in case you’re interested I have two topics that I love concerning women in history. One is the story of Sybil Ludington, a teenage girl who outrode Paul Revere to warn of the coming British soldiers in the Revolutionary War. She rode all night long for 40 miles and assembled 400 men, and she continued to serve as a messenger during the war. She was recognized by George Washington, but has been ignored by historians in favor of Revere.

    I also love historical fiction by authors who give a voice to women and girls throughout history and around the world. So my other topic recommendation is on women who write about women in a historical context. One favorite author is Lisa See, who is part Chinese, and who has written many novels about Chinese women and girls at various times and places in China.

    Philippa Gregory is another author who write to portray royal and noble women and their influence and power in history in England.

    So, if you have any interest at all in these subjects, here are some links below. If not, carry on… 😉



    Sybil Ludington

  • September 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    How have I missed this series.
    Not only is it way cool, it’s Effing Awesome.


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