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 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 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 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 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