A Podcast Playlist For Celebrating Inspiring Women
Women are making history all around us — every single day. And in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we put together a list of seven podcast episodes to celebrate the great strides women have made — and those who are still propelling us forward.
You can find and listen to this list (and other podcast episodes we love) by following @BlogHer on the Goodpods app, created by BlogHer Alum JJ Ramberg.
Latina to Latina
Living Icon Dolores Huerta is Still Fighting the Good Fight
As the Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers Association, Dolores Huerta is known as the founding mother of the farmer’s rights movement and is one of the most influential activists of our lifetime. Well into her 80’s, she’s still fighting for her cause and tells host Alicia Menendez the most incredible stories about what she went through to get her message out there.
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Co-Host Monica Padman spoke at our latest #BlogHer20 Health conference in Los Angeles and we wanted to highlight this recent episode of the podcast she hosts with Dax Shepherd. Peggy Orenstein talks about her research on why parents and other grownups need to have conversations with their sons about sex, pornography, double standards and girls. In order to celebrate the progress women are making, we want to highlight those who are helping to bring the men along with us!
Feeling My Flo
…And Menstrual Equity for All
Host Kamilah Kashanie sat down with six young activists who talk about what they are doing to bright light to the fight for menstrual equity. It all started when two of them learned that female prisoners had to pay for their own tampons and pads — at a highly inflated price. It got them thinking…. how do people with limited incomes pay for these necessary items? And what could they do to make these products affordable, safe and available to everyone?
The Free Woman Harriet Jacobs
Hosts Katie Nelson and Professor Olivia Meikle lead us through the story of Harriet Jacobs, an activist, abolitionist and educator. Together with Dr. Maria Windell, they recount how while a slave with no resources, Harriet Jacobs saved her children from being sold and escaped the sexual harassment of her enslaver. The story is so incredible that for a long time, many thought it was a work of fiction.
No Makeup Needed
All Dope Queens Glow Up with Phoebe Robinson
Host Michelle Cordieri Grant interviews Phoebe Robinson, comedian, writer, actress and host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens. They talk about how Phoebe’s worked hard to speak for those who don’t have a platform and shed light on some of the most important issues of today.
Elegant Warrior Podcast with Heather Hansen
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina
Judge Aquilina became a household name when she sentenced sexual abuser Larry Nassar, former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, to decades in prison. Her sentencing hearing surprised many as she gave voice to his victims and offered them her personal words of support. But, as host Heather Hansen talks about in this podcast, this was just one of a string of incredible moments in Judge Aquilina’s life.
Jennifer Maanavi — CEO and Co-Founder of Physique 57
Host Ali Brown has interviewed nearly 200 incredible women for this podcast. We chose this episode to start you off because we love Jennifer’s attitude towards and honesty about what it’s like to start something from scratch. She’s an inspiration for all female entrepreneurs or any woman setting off to do something new.
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