A compilation of women and things they do that inspire us this Women’s History Month and beyond.

 

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The Bechdel Cast

Since November 2016, Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus have released weekly podcast episodes discussing the representation of women in films. The two invite a guest to bring a film for their discussion. Through comedy and a feminist lens, Durante and Loftus disect the movie and see how women fit in it. Famously, they use the Bechdel test. To pass the test, a film must feature at least two women, the women must speak to each other and their conversation must be about something other than men.

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Leah Thomas and Intersectional Environmentalist

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Leah Thomas is the founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, an online resource working to bring justice to people and the planet. IE brings important information on legislation, advancement in sciences and people to know in both the environmental and social justice space. Thomas believes that there is no saving the planet without uplifting the voices of its people.

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Leah’s Instagram

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The Great Women Artists Podcast

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The Great Women Artists Podcast is hosted by art historian and curator Katy Hessel. What started as an Instagram account celebrating women artists in 2015, became a podcast that features artists, writers, curators and anyone else who wants to talk about the work of women. Hessel strives to make discussions about art accessible and fun while reinserting women back into the center of art history.

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The Sugar Magazine

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The Sugar Magazine was founded by New York based photographer Maria Wurtz. Wurtz created the intersectional magazine to empower women and give them an outlet. She wants to spread the message that what women stand for matters much more than their bodies. Sugar consists of photography, personal essays, poems and playlists via submissions from around the world.

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Maria’s Instagram


 

Good Influence with Gemma Styles

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Gemma Styles started a podcast called Good Influence in late 2020. Every week, she invites a guest to talk about different topics we maybe don’t know about and should. Episode topics include: feminism, sustainable fashion, setting boundaries and dealing with anxiety. There’s an emphasis on mental health and conscious living.

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Gemma’s Instagram


 

The History Chicks

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Susan Vollenweider and Beckett Graham host The History Chicks podcast to bring women’s stories to the forefront of history. Each episode features one woman in history, their life and other interesting facts listeners might not know. In the last 10 years, over 100 episodes have been released. Some recent subjects include: Charlotte Brontë, Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Temple.

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Jazmine Rogers (@thatcurlytop)

Jazmine Rogers is a California-based content creator. Both her Instagram and YouTube channel revolve around sustainability in fashion and lifestyle. She uses the tag #rewearthat to break the stigma around being an “outfit repeater” online. Jazmine emphasizes how thrifting and slow, sustainable fashion can help to find personal style.

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Girls Like Us Magazine

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Girls Like Us is an independent magazine highlighting an international community of women within arts, culture and activism. They place an emphasis on underrepresented women and their experiences through arts and writing.

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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and How to Save a Planet

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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert and writer. She founded the Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities to push for climate change policy. Dr. Johnson is also co-founder of the How to Save a Planet podcast. The podcast addresses two questions: What do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done?

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–Maria Fiume