Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the trailblazing life of Dr. Merze Tate, the first African American woman to attend Oxford University and to gain a PhD in government and international relations from Radcliffe College (which later merged with Harvard University). Merze was a dedicated mentor and tireless worker, overcoming many … Continue reading Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic

Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2

We're back after a short break for episode 23 of Great Woman Theory, in which we discuss the later life of artistic genius Berthe Morisot, impressionist painter and trailblazer. Was she really caught in a tragic love triangle? Was Eugène Manet a true feminist icon? And why was Édouard Manet so into duelling with swords? … Continue reading Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2

Episode 22 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon Part One

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss Berthe Morisot, the incredible impressionist painter of the late 19th century. Expected only to paint for the entertainment of men, she refused to settle for anything less than the career her talent deserved. Join us to hear part one of her hilarious, courageous, and sometimes … Continue reading Episode 22 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon Part One

Episode 21 – Ettie Rout: Guardian Angel of the ANZACs

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the scandalous life of Ettie Rout. One of the first campaigners for safe-sex practices in war-time. Her work defied the New Zealand government to protect the lives and livelihoods of sex workers and soldiers, for which she was blacklisted from New Zealand publications. Listen on iTunes.Listen … Continue reading Episode 21 – Ettie Rout: Guardian Angel of the ANZACs

Episode 20 – Doctor Fé del Mundo: Extraordinary Physician and Humanitarian

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts return from a short break to marvel at the life and achievements of Doctor Fé Primitiva del Mundo y Villanueva, stalwart of public health in the Philippines and defender of children everywhere. Inspired by the last wishes of her late little sister Elisa, Fé was determined … Continue reading Episode 20 – Doctor Fé del Mundo: Extraordinary Physician and Humanitarian

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