Episode 11 – Rose Marie McCoy: Songwriter to the Stars

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss Rose Marie McCoy, the prolific song writer behind some of the greatest hits of the 50's & 60's. She stepped into the brutal world of songwriting, carved out her own space, and made herself one of the most sought after talents in Blues and Rock … Continue reading Episode 11 – Rose Marie McCoy: Songwriter to the Stars

Episode 10 – Bessie Coleman: “Brave Bessie”

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the exploits of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman and Native American to ever hold a pilot's license. She travelled the world encouraging women and African Americans to learn to fly, all while performing death-defying stunts and advocating for gender and racial equality. If you've … Continue reading Episode 10 – Bessie Coleman: “Brave Bessie”

Episode 9 – Hedy Lamarr: Mother of WiFi

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the life of Hedy Lamarr: actor, renowned beauty and genius inventor. Although often dismissed as nothing more than pretty face during her lifetime, Hedy contributed to many of the tech revolutions that facilitate our day to day lives. We discuss male gatekeeping, female determination, and … Continue reading Episode 9 – Hedy Lamarr: Mother of WiFi

Episode 8 – Gladys Bentley: Gender Outlaw

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each piece will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This podcast is dedicated to Kerrice Lewis, killed by a man on 28th December 2017, at the age of 23. In this … Continue reading Episode 8 – Gladys Bentley: Gender Outlaw

Episode 7 – Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

In honour of International Rural Women's Day, this episode of Great Woman Theory discusses the life of Lyda Conley, member of the Wyandot Nation, lawyer, activist, and guardian of indigenous land rights. Lyda's fight to protect the Wyandot National Burial Ground from development ultimately led her to make history as the first Native American woman … Continue reading Episode 7 – Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

Episode 6 – Rosalind Franklin: The Undiscovered Discoverer of DNA

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts and special guest Amy Bradshaw discuss the life and work of Rosalind Franklin, gifted chemist and researcher behind one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th Century, the structure of DNA. Following what would have been her 100th birthday, we celebrate her life and work, … Continue reading Episode 6 – Rosalind Franklin: The Undiscovered Discoverer of DNA

Episode 5 – Marsha P Johnson: Transgender Power, Transgender Pride

Content Warning: This podcast discusses themes which may be distressing, including transphobic violence. This episode of Great Woman Theory looks into the life and work of Marsha P Johnson, LGBTQIA+ rights activist, advocate for transgender youth, and icon for the rights of black transgender women everywhere. What does the P stand for? Why did she … Continue reading Episode 5 – Marsha P Johnson: Transgender Power, Transgender Pride

Episode 4 – Dora Maar: More Than The Weeping Woman

In this episode of Shes Right's podcast, Great Woman Theory, our hosts contend with the struggles of lockdown to bring you the story of Dora Maar, photographer, artist, entrepreneur, and survivor of an abusive relationship with Pablo Picasso. She was famously painted as the "Weeping Woman", but she is so much more than Picasso's muse. … Continue reading Episode 4 – Dora Maar: More Than The Weeping Woman

Episode 3 – Coretta Scott King: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

…Women should allow our essence and presence to shine, rather than letting ourselves be buried or shunted to the sidelines.[2] This is the third episode of Great Woman Theory – a podcast discussing great women and feminist events in history. In this episode, learn about Coretta Scott King, activist, musician, mother, and wife of Martin Luther King … Continue reading Episode 3 – Coretta Scott King: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Episode 2 – Anne Brontë: The Forgotten Fearless Feminist

This is the second episode of Great Woman Theory – a podcast discussing great women and feminist events in history. This episode explores the life and works of author Anne Brontë, lesser known sister of Charlotte (author of Jane Eyre), and Emily (author of Wuthering Heights).[1] Although denied the fame and acclaim her sister received, … Continue reading Episode 2 – Anne Brontë: The Forgotten Fearless Feminist