Episode 19 – Edith Windsor: Champion of Gay Marriage

In this episode, our hosts discuss the life, the love, and most importantly, the fight for LGBT+ rights of Edith "Edie" Windsor. Edie was one of few women to become a technology manager at IBM, as well as being a genuine and dedicated activist. Learn about the epic romance of Edie and Thea, and how … Continue reading Episode 19 – Edith Windsor: Champion of Gay Marriage

Episode 18 – Queen Kristina of Sweden: Queer Icon and Unapologetic Troublemaker

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the dramatic life of Kristina, Queen of Sweden in the 17th Century. Kristina was unapologetically queer, intellectual, and a gifted politician who fought injustices wherever she saw them. Described by the Pope as a "woman without shame", we loved learning about her during Pride Month! … Continue reading Episode 18 – Queen Kristina of Sweden: Queer Icon and Unapologetic Troublemaker

Episode 17 – Alice Coachman: Olympic Hero, Trailblazer

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our host and their guest, Aimée Sullivan, discuss Alice Coachman. The first black woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She became a role model for black athletes in America at a time of deep, legal, segregation. She forged a path for all black athletes who came … Continue reading Episode 17 – Alice Coachman: Olympic Hero, Trailblazer

Episode 16 – Te Puea Hērangi Part Two

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts finish discussing the epic life of Te Puea Hērangi. She navigated politics, legal battles, and the great depression to land Tainui Māori on their feet in a world of oppression. Listen on iTunes.Listen on Spotify. Photograph by William Archer Price, 1866–1948: Collection of postcard negatives. 1/2-001920-G. Alexander Turnbull … Continue reading Episode 16 – Te Puea Hērangi Part Two

Episode 15 – Te Puea Hērangi Part One

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the epic life of Te Puea Hērangi, key leader of the Kīngitanga movement in New Zealand. She was an icon among the Tainui iwi, and dedicated her life to advancing the wellbeing of her people. We're thrilled to be discussing a woman from our very … Continue reading Episode 15 – Te Puea Hērangi Part One

Episode 14 – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part Two

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts return to the delightful life and times of literary prodigy, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Only a week out from the 327th anniversary of her passing, we dive deeper into the career of this proto-feminist icon. What happened inside the convent? Why did the Archbishop … Continue reading Episode 14 – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part Two

Episode 13 – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part One

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the child prodigy and literary genius, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Juana's unapologetic intelligence, queer identity, and literary talent make her an unforgettable feminist icon. Her eventful life is simply too much for one episode, so tune in next time for Part Two! Listen … Continue reading Episode 13 – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part One

Episode 12 – Zelda Fitzgerald: More than Gatsby’s Daisy

Content Warning: This episode of Great Woman Theory contains mentions of suicide, electroshock therapy, and domestic abuse. In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the outrageous and stereotype-shattering life of Zelda Fitzgerald, writer, dancer, and socialite. She may have been the inspiration for F Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel The Great Gatsby, but … Continue reading Episode 12 – Zelda Fitzgerald: More than Gatsby’s Daisy

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”