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Reflecting on the Brilliance of Ada Lovelace
Feminist Frequency was so excited to share the final episode of Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History, that we’re releasing it ahead of schedule! Please join us as we reflect on the visionary work of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian noblewoman who foresaw the richness, complexity, and potential of the digital age. This episode is generously sponsored by The Science Ambassador […]
The Courageous Life of Ida B. Wells
Few stories are as dramatic as that of of Ida B. Wells, a woman who was born a slave in Mississippi in the midst of the Civil War, and became a daring investigative reporter and civil rights crusader who would one day be called the “loudest and most persistent voice for truth” in an era of […]
The Fearless Life of Ching Shih
One of the most famous and feared pirates who ever lived was Ching Shih, a young Cantonese woman who became the ruler of one of the largest pirate fleets in history, and the mastermind behind a floating criminal empire so powerful that even the Chinese military couldn’t stop it. Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History explores […]
The Groundbreaking Life of Murasaki Shikibu
In 10th century Japan, literary prodigy Murasaki Shikibu wrote the first modern novel at a time when women’s names were rarely even written down. Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History explores the lives and accomplishments of fascinating women who defied gender stereotypes but often found themselves pushed to the sidelines or erased from history books that […]
Anita Discusses Harassment, History and Ordinary Women on Marketplace Tech
Anita spoke to host Molly Wood of Marketplace Tech about our new series, Ordinary Women.The conversation begins with an anecdote that highlights the importance of telling stories about women’s accomplishments, as Wood states that her nine-year-old son said one day, “It just seems like men did all the really important things.” From there, the two go […]
Check Out What People Are Saying About Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History
Thanks to the creative magic of our animators, the invaluable advice of our historians and consultants, and of course, the financial support of our amazing backers, Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History is finally here! Click here to watch our first video on Emma Goldman, and check out what people are saying about this powerful project.
Celebrating Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History
On September 10th, we debuted Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History to a fantastic crowd at XOXO Fest in Portland. The response was truly overwhelming! Thank you to everyone who came out to the premiere party to raise a glass with us in celebration. The premiere party was a blast and there are tons more great photos! […]
The Revolutionary Life of Emma Goldman
Once dubbed one of the most dangerous people in America by J. Edgar Hoover, activist and speaker Emma Goldman defied history with her revolutionary support for labor rights, women’s rights and “everyone’s right to beautiful radiant things.” Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History explores the lives and accomplishments of fascinating women who defied gender stereotypes but […]
Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History Teaser Trailer
Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History is Feminist Frequency’s new video series about defying stereotypes and challenging the status quo. Ching Shih, Murasaki Shikibu, Ida B. Wells, Ada Lovelace and Emma Goldman should be household names and we aim at highlighting them and their contributions. Episode 1 premieres September 12, 2016! ← Series Archive
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