Homai Vyarawalla

The First Lady of the Lens

Homai Vyarawalla fit so much incredible stuff into the first half of her life. She was India's first female photojournalist, and her career spanned some of the most important years in India’s recent history including the 10 years leading up to India’s independence from the British Empire, and then the 20 years of the republic.

Also discussed was Saumya Khandelwa, a photojournalist from Delhi focusing on gender and environmental issues.

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Chien-Shiung Wu

The First Lady of Physics

Chien-Shiung Wu, also known as the First Lady of Physics, was a scientific powerhouse. She worked for the Manhattan Project, lectured across the US at various universities and even contributed to Nobel Prize winning work (although she wasn't honoured for her contributions). The world of physics would not be the same without her.

Also discussed was Professor Huixia Luo, a professor in The School of Materials Science and Engineering at Sun Yat-Sen University.

The episode starts at 3:19.

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Vilma Espín

The Cuban Revolutionary

Is there anything Vilma Espín can't do? She was part of the 26th July Movement, created and led by the Castro brothers and Che Guevara. Once the group overthrew the Batista regime, she became unofficial first lady and shook the political table.

Also discussed was Mariela Castro.

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Adelaide Knight

The East End Suffragette

Adelaide Knight was a leading member of the east end suffragette movement, as well as being one of the founding members of The Communist Party of Great Britain.

Also discussed was Elea Chang, the founder of Affect The Verb.

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Bessie Beatrice Stringfield

The Motorcycle Queen of Miami

It's my birthday tomorrow! So to celebrate I'm talking about someone who shares my name, the amazing Bessie Beatrice Stringfield, who spent most of her life motorcycling across America.

Also discussed were The Caramel Curves, an all female motorcycle club from New Orleans.

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Huda Sha-arawi

The Feminist Revolutionary

HAPPY SERIES 2! It's happening everyone, keep calm. Who better to kick off the new series than with Huda Sha-arawi, a feminist activist who played key roles in the 1919 Egyptian Revolution as well as more generally in the fight for female emancipation.

The cel-her-bration was Esraa Abdel Fattah, a key player in the 2011 Egyptian uprising.

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Whina Cooper

The Mother of the Nation

In honour of and respect to New Zealand, this week Bea talks about the incredible Māori elder and social activist Whina Cooper, who spent her life working at grassroots levels to improve the lives of the minority groups living in New Zealand, especially Māori women. For her work she was honoured with the title of 'Mother of the Nation'.

Also discussed was Women of Power UK!

The podcast will be taking a break for the next few weeks, set to return in mid-April.

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Annette Kellermann

The human mermaid

Looking forward to Summer and the lovely swimming costumes you're going to wear? Well you can thank Annette Kellermann for that, Australia's 'Million Dollar Mermaid'. Annette took up swimming as physio for her disability, and never imagined she would end up as one of the highest paid mermaid performers at the time.

Also discussed was The Good Eggs UK

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Clara Zetkin

The IWD activist

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! What better way to celebrate the day than to talk about the incredible socialist women who created it? Clara Zetkin was a socialist and later communist activist, concentrating on the emancipation of women and the working class. She was instrumental in the creation of International Women's Day, and was even the one to set the date that we still use today! Irrespective of your political leaning, she is definitely worthy of celebration.

Also discussed was Erica Malunguinho, Brazil’s First Black Trans Lawmaker.

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Fatma Begum

The 1st female director in India cinema

In honour of the Oscars, Bea takes on task of uncovering the buried story of Fatma Begum, the first ever female director in the history of Indian cinema.

Also discussed were the new Rise and Shine Audio Workshops.

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