What have you learned during Women’s History Month?
Happy Friday, Wildcats! The Falvey Memorial Library is happy to announce the start of a new weekly blog series: Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. Daniella, one of our graduate assistants from the English department, will scour the internet each week to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you for the upcoming week.
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I wanted to share some of the content produced over the entire month of March dedicated to highlighting women and their stories.
If you have 13 minutes:
Listen to this TED Talk about Septima Clark, “the most powerful woman you’ve never heard of,” according to the cofounders of GirlTrek, the largest health organization for black women in America.
If you have 20 minutes:
Check out the New York Times column “In Her Words” to read about Maya Salam’s debunking of some of the biggest myths about women’s history month.
If you have 90 minutes:
Listen to This American Life‘s “Five Women” episode, a podcast episode created in the wake of #MeToo that shares the story of five women that worked for the same man.
If you have an afternoon:
Head to the movies to see Captain Marvel. Admittedly, the movie has created a lot of controversy, and Captain Marvel has had a complicated history as a character, to say the least. However, as a woman, Captain Marvel gave me all of the empowerment and feel-good feminist vibes I wanted for Women’s History month.
If you have a whole day:
I don’t typically recommend television shows, but I can’t resist placing Shrill on this list. The Internet can’t stop talking about this new hit Hulu show. Based off of author Lindy West’s memoir of the same title, Shrill is woman-centered, unabashedly feminist, fat-positive, pro-choice, and funny as heck.
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If you have about 5 minutes, listen to the ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir:
ANNA is committed to musical excellence and social change. We sing to celebrate the diversity of women’s lives and culture; to find communion; to nurture and sustain; to comfort and to heal; to open hearts and minds; and to struggle together for a just and compassionate world.