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Unusual Women

Unusual Women

By Broghanne and Mikayla

Every week take a little piece of your day and listen to The Unusual Women Podcast. Take that time and learn about the influential women in history that you were not taught about.
Follow along with us as we share their background and their accomplishments as it is rightly deserved.

Produced by Elemental Women Productions
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Episode 10: Madonna Thunder Hawk
Episode 10: Madonna Thunder Hawk
Sit ins, protests and defending her land and culture. Madonna Thunder Hawk is an Indigenious Rights and Environmental Activist and our Season 2 final Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
21:48
August 04, 2021
Episode 9: Ana Mendieta
Episode 9: Ana Mendieta
An artist whose work was commited to "a dialogue between the landscape and the female body", Ana Mendieta is this week's Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
21:15
July 28, 2021
Episode 8: Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Episode 8: Mary Ann Shadd Cary
A woman of firsts, a life of educating and action. We are so happy to be talking about Mary Ann Shadd Cary, this week's Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
25:02
July 21, 2021
Episode 7: Margaret Mead
Episode 7: Margaret Mead
Studying culture, sex and gender. Margaret Mead's work is still relevent today. Let's talk identity, culture and this week's Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
22:53
July 14, 2021
Episode 6: Margaret Cavendish
Episode 6: Margaret Cavendish
A science fiction writer from the 1600s, the earliest known science fiction writer to be exact. A woman ahead of her time, Margaret Cavendish is this week's Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
19:00
July 07, 2021
Episode 5: Maggie Gee and Hazel Ying Lee
Episode 5: Maggie Gee and Hazel Ying Lee
Content Warning: Racism Two women who never met but soared their way into USA history, Maggie Gee and Hazel Ying Lee are this week's Unususal Women.  Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com  Resources  ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE RESOURCES Asain Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) Stop AAPI Hate Asian American Feminist Antibodies 
22:38
June 30, 2021
Episode 4: Angelica Ross
Episode 4: Angelica Ross
Angelica Ross is a pioneer for trans women everywhere from our tv screens to coding. This woman's journey is still being written, Angelica Ross is this week's Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com   Resources  The Center in NYC   GLAAD  Crisis Text Line (USA and Canada) text HOME to 741741 (UK) text SHOUT to 85258 OutRight International Directory
16:02
June 23, 2021
Episode 3: Shirley Chisholm
Episode 3: Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to run for President of the United States, a woman whose contributions to the US are still active today and this week's Unusual Woman. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
32:37
June 16, 2021
Episode 2: Hedy Lamarr
Episode 2: Hedy Lamarr
An incredible actress, a household name, Hedy Lamarr had a remarkable career in Hollywood but did you know about her other passion, inventing. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com 
17:31
June 09, 2021
Episode 1: Ruby Grierson
Episode 1: Ruby Grierson
When we watch Documentaries, we view it like a fly on the wall, sneaking through the wondow into an unseen world! For our first episode of Season 2 of Unusual Women may we introduce, Ruby Grierson, the mother of modern documentaries! Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson Music: Sterling Nickels  Produced by: Elemental Women Productions LLC To find out more about Elemental Women Productions LLC check out our website: https://www.elementalwomenproductions.com
21:40
June 02, 2021
Episode 10: Sampat Pal and The Gulabi Gang
Episode 10: Sampat Pal and The Gulabi Gang
A group of women in India that fight for those the system works against. Real Life superheroes. This week we feature Sampat Pal the founder of The Gulabi Gang.   Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson  Music: Sterling Nickles website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
12:42
August 09, 2019
Episode 9: Rigoberta Menchu
Episode 9: Rigoberta Menchu
"Peace cannot exist without  justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist  without development, development cannot exist without democracy,  democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of  cultures and peoples" These words were said by Rigorberta Menchu, winner of The Nobel Peace Prize, fighter for the rights of indigenous people and this week's Unusual Woman.  Hosts: Mikayla Olivia Orrson and Broghanne Jessamine  Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
11:09
August 02, 2019
Episode 8: Margaret Sanger
Episode 8: Margaret Sanger
Founded an organization that still exists today, a pioneer in sex education, writer and nurse. Margaret Sanger is this weeks Unusual Woman.   Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson  Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
11:44
July 19, 2019
Episode 7: Marina Raskova and The Night Witches
Episode 7: Marina Raskova and The Night Witches
In the dark of the night The Night Witches would come. Founded during World War Two and led by Marina Raskova, they would defeat their enemies. Heroes of War and this week's Unusual Women, Marina Raskova and The Night Witches.  Hosts: Mikayla Orrson and Broghanne Jessamine  Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
11:53
July 05, 2019
Episode 6: Stormé DeLarverie
Episode 6: Stormé DeLarverie
A Leader of a Rebellion, a protector and Drag King. This week's Unusual Women is Stormé DeLarverie. Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Orrson  Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
13:15
June 28, 2019
Epsiode 5: Adriana Caselotti
Epsiode 5: Adriana Caselotti
Who is the fairest of them all? Adriana Caselotti is the actor and singer behind the iconic Snow White, uncredited until decades later, blacklisted by Walt Disney himself, and this week's Unusual Woman.   Hosts: Mikayla Olivia Orrson and Broghanne Jessamine  Music: Sterling Nickeles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
12:33
June 21, 2019
Episode 4: Mechelle Vinson
Episode 4: Mechelle Vinson
Sexual Harassment in the work place is an ongoing issue but did you know it only really became an actionable offense in 1986? Michelle Vinson testified before the Supreme Court and her case meant that Sexual Harassment was now against the law. Find out more in this week's Unusual Women.   Hosts: Elizabeth Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Olivia Orrson Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
12:05
June 14, 2019
Episode 3: Qiu Jin
Episode 3: Qiu Jin
"Don't tell me Women are not the stuff of heroes"- Qiu Jin A poet, a teacher, an activist. Qiu Jin fought for equality, for women's education and to end the practice of foot binding. A worthy warrior for Unusual Women Episode 3.   Hosts: Mikayla Olivia Orrson and Broghanne Jessamine  Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
12:05
June 07, 2019
Episode 2: Rachel Carson
Episode 2: Rachel Carson
This week's Unusual Woman is Rachel Carson a scientist who's research on fertilizers and pesticides helped create the Environmental Defense Fund and brought awareness to the environmental crisis.   Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Olivia Orrson  Music: Sterling Nickles  website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com  instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
11:16
May 31, 2019
Episode 1: Claudette Colvin
Episode 1: Claudette Colvin
Unusual Women is featuring remarkable women who we feel have not had the recognition they deserve. Starting off with Claudette Colvin. A fighter of civil rights. Without her the landmark case of Browder V. Gayle may not have come to pass.  Writer: Mikayla Olivia Orrson Hosts: Broghanne Jessamine and Mikayla Olivia Orrson Music: Sterling Nickles website: www.elementalwomenproductions.com Instagram: @elementalwomenproductions
08:54
May 25, 2019