Olga Holtz on Hedy Lamarr

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for. First of all, we have each other. We are a community— a national community— and we are listening to each other’s stories. Hearing the truth of someone else’s experience and receiving it with empathy is at the core of being a decent human. I am […]

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Lucia Jacobs on Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

What a month. The epic eruption of the #MeToo campaign proved how necessary it is to acknowledge the achievements of women, achievements made in spite of systemic gender bias and pervasive sexual harassment. Reading the stories humbled us and reminded us how essential our project is. Thank you for sticking with us. Our storyteller this […]

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Sylvie Drake On Queen Hatshepsut

Oh my god, wait til you see this one. The incredibly articulate Sylvie Drake tells us about “the first great woman in history of whom we are informed.” I have no doubt you have never heard of her, and no doubt you will be delighted to know of this woman who was called “Her Majesty, […]

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Anna Thomas on the Persevering Carobeth Laird

How’d it get to be the middle of summer already? I hope you’re finding some down time for exploring this beautiful world of ours, which brings me to our newest interview. The illustrious Anna Thomas shares the story of linguist and anthropologist Carobeth Laird, who dedicated herself to exploring little-known Native American tribes. Her life […]

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San Francisco Shoot!

We’re still over the moon about last weekend’s Bay Area shoot! Filming in backyard gardens from Silicon Valley to Berkeley to Marin, we interviewed more than a dozen powerhouse gals opening their hearts about astonishing women who inspire them. It was a joyful high. Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes photos and peeks into these upcoming […]

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Tamar Halpern on Nellie Bly

My dear friends, what an exciting ride it's been this month. Look What She Did! is receiving a lot of love and we are grateful... and thrilled to know our work is resonating with an audience. On the fundraising front, good friends Beth and Bill Busbice have generously offered a matching grant this week! They will [...]

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April Wolfe on Pancho Barnes

Want to know about an outrageous woman who broke all the rules with humor and an unshakeable sense of self? Take a break with Pancho Barnes, a fearless woman who: escaped kidnappers by riding a horse across Mexico dressed as a man— repeatedly said ‘No!” to authority, standing up for herself and others— beat Amelia [...]

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Elisa Bocanegra on María Irene Fornés

My generous friends! I am blown away by the response we’ve received for Look What She Did! this first week. The outpouring of support indicates how much LWSD is resonating with folks and it certainly gives us energy to go forward. Thank you to our first week donors. This week we I am thrilled to [...]

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