As anyone who has studied a bit of drama likely knows, men have portrayed women on the stage from the age of Aristophanes, through the age of Shakespeare, and into the 20th century. This gender-bending convention was rooted in a social system that fought, among other things, female suffrage and financial independence. It meant that on-stage, for far too long, women rarely had the space to tell their own stories.
On the world stage, we’ve come a long way toward equity for all women-identifying folks. But expanding upon the work of those who came before us requires daily effort. With that conviction in our hearts, and with an understanding that American mothers and working women are facing existential challenges at this moment, we gladly accept the invitation of Women’s History Month to support, amplify, and celebrate the works and wins of extraordinary women. The stories are everywhere. Our job is to tune in.
That’s why for this month’s Miscellaneous, our no-frills round-up of the cultural items inspiring Athletics, we offer a glimpse into the boundless creativity of brilliant women, with a sampling of exhibits, recipes, documentaries, resources, podcasts and more.
Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.
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