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Alice Ball

The creator of the treatment for leprosy

Alice Ball was many things. Not just content with being the first black woman to receive a master's degree from The University of Hawaii AND the first female chemistry professor there, she was also the person who created a treatment for leprosy used for 20 years. Oh, and she did all this before the age of 24.

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Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

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Wang Zhenyi

The ancient astronomer

This week's episode is all about the incredible Wang Zhenyi. Her main vocation was astronomy but managed she dabbled in maths, poetry and social activism as well. Despite being one of the most important thinkers of the Qing Dynastry, she didn't even make it past the age of 30.

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Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

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Judi Chamberlin

The mental health activist

After being held against her will in a psychiatric hospital aged 21 because of a breakdown caused by a miscarriage, Judi Chamberlin dedicated her life to changing the way people looked at and treated those with mental health conditions. From organising Mad Pride to setting up centres to help people work through their trauma, she did it all.

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Lotte Reiniger

The shadow puppet animator

For your second episode of the day, we're heading to Germany to meet Charlotte 'Lotte' Reiniger, who was a pioneering animator. She created the first ever feature length animated film, and likely influenced the animation giants we know today.

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Cornelia Sorabji

The first female lawyer in India

Cornelia Sorabji was a person of many firsts, from first female lawyer in India to first woman to pass the bar at Oxford University. Apart from that, she was a massive fighter when it came to women's rights at home and abroad, and used her legal prowess to help those who needed it the most.

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday, and on iTunes every Tuesday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Margherita Hack

The Lady of the Stars

As I'm in Florence, I thought what better way to honour the city than to do an episode about a Florentine woman. She was an astrophysicist, social activist and all round fantastic woman. You'll want to listen to this!

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday, and on iTunes every Tuesday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Jeanne Baret

The globe trotter

Jeanne Baret was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe - and she did so by breaking naval law and stowing away dressed as a man! Not only that, but she spent her time making important botanical discoveries.

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday, and on iTunes every Tuesday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Annie Easley

The 'human computer'

Better late than ever! Annie Easley was known as a 'human computer'. She could do maths in her head like nobody’s business, and without her and her calculations the ‘workhorse in space’ Centaur never would have helped man land on the moon. So you have a lot to thank her for...

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday, and on iTunes every Tuesday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Claudette Colvin

The teenage bus boycotter

CW: Sexual assault/police brutality/racism

15 year old Claudette Colvin made history when she refused to give up her seat on a crowded Alabama bus - 9 months before Rosa Parks did the same thing. She sparked the Montgomery bus boycot which led to the end of segregation on city buses, but was essentially written out of history due to her age, skin colour, and the fact she was a teenage mother. This is her story.

Twitter: @GGGpod / Instagram: @girlsgirlsgirlspod / Email: girlsgirlsgirlspod@gmail.com

Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday, and on iTunes every Tuesday

Theme music: 'HRSPN' - Blank and Kytt

Find out more on the Girls! Girls! Girls! website.

Mary Beale

The Baroque painter extraordinaire

Mary Beale was the most successful female painter of the Baroque era, and also one of the first ever professional female painters! She was also an inspiration when it came to equality in marriage and business.

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Broadcast on Women's Radio Station every Monday

Theme music: 'RSPN' - Blank and Kytt

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