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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. On Wonder Media Network’s award-winning podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.
 
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A podcast by African Leadership & the Mocha Club. We believe the greatest asset we have is our love. But how do we best love others? On our podcast, “Changing the Conversation”, we take time to explore a variety of topics to challenge our perspective in pursuit of better loving people and the world around us. We sit down with artists, writers, country leaders, CEOs and more to consider a different way of looking at a situation by taking the time to listen. African Leadership Inc. is a 501(c) ...
 
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Welcome to a special bonus episode featuring comedienne Kia Barnes, brought to you by Mercedes-Benz. From leading Atlanta Public School's LGBTQ Taskforce, to organizing Atlanta's Equality March, Kia has brought her sense of humor to every aspect of her career. Listen in as she shares her journey as an LGBTQIA+ advocate and queer culture curator. Sp…
 
Gowongo Mohawk (1859-1924) was one of the first Indigenous women to appear on an American stage, and the first Native male impersonator. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women whose authentic expression …
 
June Millington (1948-present) is a celebrated guitarist who helped pioneer West Coast Garage rock. Her all-women band inspired many generations of women in rock. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women w…
 
Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was an important jazz artist in the 1920’s. Not only was she a jazz vocalist, but she was also a composer, pianist, and actress. Sometimes called the “Painter of Song”, she is still remembered for the powerful way she made lyrics come alive. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Merced…
 
Crystal LaBeija (unknown-1982) was a trans woman and drag queen who reinvented the ballroom scene of New York City. Tired of entering balls that excluded women of color, she decided to host her own ball and shook up the world of drag pageantry while doing it. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continue…
 
Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan) (1897-1948) was a performer infamous for writing some of the most sexually explicit Blues songs ever committed to record. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women whose authe…
 
Florence Hines (c.1870-1924) helped transform the way African Americans were depicted and perceived onstage. Though much of her life is a mystery, she earned critical acclaim while defying stereotypes and smashing the gender binary in her performances. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to su…
 
Mabel Hampton (1902-1989) started her career as a Harlem Renaissance performer and transformed into an activist. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women whose authentic expression in their lives and bodie…
 
Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) was a prolific director. She created some of the first films to explore lesbian identity and love. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women whose authentic expression in their li…
 
Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) was an African-American poet and playwright. Born into a prominent abolitionist family, her work often touched on themes of race and racism, at a time when women were rarely publishing work on the topic. Though she was never able to openly express her sexuality, much of her writing is coded in queer language. Specia…
 
Introducing Wonder Media Network’s first true crime show, I Was Never There. Thirty-four years ago, Marsha “Mudd” Ferber vanished without a trace from Morgantown, WV. Mother-daughter duo Karen and Jamie Zelermyer are going back to the land to figure out what the hell happened. Named a 2022 Tribeca Film Festival official selection for audio storytel…
 
Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was the “mother of modern dance.” A woman who consistently threw off tradition, she forged her own path through art, and life. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women whose auth…
 
Cheryl Dunye (1966-present) was the first Black lesbian to direct a feature film. The movie, called The Watermelon Woman, established her as a leading voice in the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990’s. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Lis…
 
Wendy Carlos (1939-present) is one of the most important figures in the world of electronic music. If you’ve found yourself moved by the film scores of A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, or Tron, you’ve been vibing to this pioneer’s work. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand …
 
Nancy Cárdenas (1934-1994) was an actor, poet, and writer. She was also the first queer person to come out on live television in Mexico. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we celebrate women whose authentic expression …
 
Suzanne Jeanne Baulé (Frede) (1914-1976) created a space for others to dance, perform, and be free. She was an androgynous queen of nightlife during one of the most liberated and frightening times in French history. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ com…
 
Maude Adams (1872-1953) was America’s most popular and highest paid actress of her day. Beyond her skills onstage, she also helped invent technology to improve stage lighting and develop color film photography. Special thanks to our exclusive Pride Month sponsor, Mercedes-Benz! Mercedes-Benz continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ communit…
 
Samantha Smith (1972-1985) was known as the girl who broke through the Iron Curtain. Her enthusiasm for letter writing made her unofficially America’s youngest ambassador, or “the pint-sized peacemaker.” History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all the ladies a…
 
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842-1932) was, for a time, one of the most famous women in the U.S. A skilled orator, she delivered speeches across the country, passionately advocating for women’s rights and the abolition of slavery–earning her the name America’s Joan of Arc. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were…
 
Tamar the Great of Georgia (1160-1213) was tasked with leading a kingdom at just 18 years old. By the end of her rule, she had solidified her position as one of the greatest medieval monarchs of Georgia. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all the ladies a…
 
Higuchi Ichiyō (1872-1896) defied the odds to become one of the most prominent writers of her time. Through her stories of life during Japan’s Meiji era, she found beauty in everyday challenges. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all the ladies at? Why we…
 
Hannie Schaft (1920-1945) was an iconic fighter for the Dutch resistance during World War II. Known as the notorious “girl with the red hair,” she spied on the Nazis and executed Dutch collaborators. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all the ladies at? W…
 
Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017) was an optimist and an innovator, contributing new points of view and new teachings to the fields of dynamics and geometry. She is the only woman to have won the coveted Fields Medal. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all th…
 
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) became a queen at a mere six days old, when monarchs were mostly men. She led a complicated life in the public eye and navigated the drama of being royalty until her untimely death. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all t…
 
Celia M. Hunter (1919-2001) committed her life to exploring and protecting Alaska’s rugged wilderness and helped double the size of the American National Park System in the process. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all the ladies at? Why were so many in…
 
Aurora Castillo (1914-1998) was a matriarch of grassroots environmentalism. A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, she defended her community from a prison, a pipeline, a hazardous waste treatment plant, and a toxic incinerator–all within the last 14 years of her life. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were stud…
 
Margaret “Mardy” Murie (1902-2003) is the grandmother of the conservation movement. Driven by her love of learning and the great outdoors, she helped create the Arctic National Refuge in the land we know as Alaska. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all t…
 
Anna Botsford Comstock (1854-1930) was a scientist, illustrator, and educator. She was a pioneer in higher education for women, and also ensured future generations could learn about nature and the environment around them. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where wer…
 
Sylvia Earle (1935-present) is a leading advocate for ocean conservation and one of the world’s best known marine scientists. She has logged thousands of hours diving beneath the surface of the ocean, and brought the marvels of the deep sea to the surface–earning the nickname ‘Her Deepness’. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good…
 
Julia “Judy” Bonds (1952-2011) was a coal miner's daughter who realized the damage that the industry was having on her home and spent the rest of her life fighting for it. History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn’t help wondering... where were all the ladies at? Why were so many incredible s…
 
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