011- Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis is an enigmatic being, her legacy is something of legends and her art is unlike anything people have ever seen.

010- Sister Kenny

Kenny was born in rural Australia to Mary and Michael Kenny in 1880. Her early education was a mix of homeschooling and structured before she broke her wrist at 17. That’s when she met her future mentor Aeneas McDonnell and discovered her love of medicine while reading through McDonnell’s books but in no way was…

009- Sappho

Sappho and Erinna in the Garden Mytelene by Simeon Solomon. Fine Art Photographic Library/Corbis via Getty Images Sappho of Lesbos was a lyrical poet in the times of ancient Greece, and beyond. She was honored in statuary and praised by figures such as Solon and Plato. Much like the tales of Robin Hood, there are…

008- Shirley Chisholm

Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party she was years ahead of her time. So why don’t more people know about her? Shirley Chisholm made history as she announced her candidacy for the White House. Her bid…

007- Grace Hopper

Grace Brewster Murray was born on December 9, 1906 in New York City. The first winner of “Computer Science Man of the Year” award from the Data Processing Management Association in 1969 Awarded 40 honorary degrees from universities First person from the United States and the first woman from any country to be made Distinguished…

006 – Two first for female doctors

  Fe del Mundo Doctor Fe Del Mundo lead studies that evolved incubators and improved the practices in how we treat jaundice. Her whole life, spanning eight decades, was dedicated to pediatrics in the Philippines “[Del Mundo] humorously relates that when she arrived in Boston and went to the dormitory assigned her in a letter…

005 – Buffalo Calf Road Woman

Buffalo Calf Road Woman For this episode, we took a look at verbal accounts of Buffalo Calf Road Woman. Her history has been passed down many years to Cheyenne contemporaries. Two women play a significant role in telling her tale. Kate Big Head and Iron Teeth. Another author, Mari Sandoz also writes the flight north…

004 – Three Female Adventurers

Three Female Adventurers   Today we are going to talking about not one, not two but three fantastic female adventurers who dared to make their mark in history and travel the world. Spring is in the air and Minnesota; everyone is ready to bust out of there house. The first episode we were able to…

003 – Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut Birth/Death (1507–1458 BC) The first recorded female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male with the full authority of Pharaoh is Queen Hatshepsut Our third episode is about an ancient Egyptian bad-ass, Queen Hatshepsut or as we call her Queen H. She is attributed to being one Egypt’s greatest and longest rulers.  Somewhere in…

002 – Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Birth/Death (July 6, 1862-March 25, 1931) Journalist, anti-lynching crusader, co-founder of the NAACP Ida was born in holy springs Mississippi July 16, 1862. She was the first child of Lizzy and James. Her parents were raised on the opposite end of the spectrum. Lizzy, her mother was taken away from her family at…

001 – Jeanne Barret

  Birth/Death: July 27, 1740 – August 5, 1807 Quick Summary: Jeanne Barret was Born in Autun, France to day laborers who could barley scrape by. As a result of this upbringing she quickly learned the trade of being an herb woman. First of all she develops a love for botany and care taking. A…