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03/08/2017

Powerful Women Step Up to the Mic

Happy International Women’s Day! To help celebrate, we’re bringing you five tales from some of our fiercest female storytellers in our archive. Brava, ladies!

Arielle
A 7-year-old feminist gets into a fight and learns a lesson in girl power. While her feminist values haven’t changed, her understanding of woman power has matured.

Marjorie
Hear what happens when a female comic invents a male alter ego, “Mr. Dribble,” and takes on the comedy scene in bold new ways.

Bea
A transgender woman embraces her body in the light of the aurora borealis.

Kate
When Reverend Kate goes out to buy clergy shirts, they don’t fit because they’re cut for the female figure! Hear how this passionate ordained minister stares down gender expectations and stereotypes in the church.

Mary
Mary knows in her heart that she’s going to be a mother. She also knows it in her uterus because she’s pregnant! Hear how this courageous teenage mom breaks free of shame, judgement, and feelings of being unqualified.

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