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Great Girls

19 EpisodesProduced by Girl MuseumWebsite

Great Girls highlights the monuments, memorials, landscapes, and historic sites that reveal the unique history of girlhood around the world. Every site comes from Girl Museum's "Sites of Girlhood" project, an ongoing digital map to document girl history. Support this podcast:… read more

19 Episodes | 2020

Reyhand Camalova

October 21st, 2020


Reyhand Camalova of Guba, Azerbijan, founded her own company Reyhan at 15. This is her story.

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Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh

October 14th, 2020


Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh of Benin City, Nigeria, became one of the country’s first female mechanics and established the “Lady Mechanic Initiative.” This is her story.

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Hillary Yip (Ye Rengxi): Hong Kong, China

October 7th, 2020


Hillary Yip (Ye Rengxi) of Hong Kong, China, became CEO of her own company by 13. This is her story.

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Amber Atherton

September 30th, 2020


In this episode, we’ll be visiting London, England, where Amber Atherton made history by founding her own company, My Flash Trash, at the age of 17.

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Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuomo Omeoga

September 9th, 2020


Today's episode focuses on Nigeria, where Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuomo Omeoga made history by becoming Nigeria’s first winter Olympic athletes. They qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, …

Kimia Alizadeh

September 2nd, 2020


In this episode, we’ll be discussing Iran, where Kimia Alizadeh became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal, at the age of 18. Yet her biggest achievement wasn't winning a medal - it was standing up to a …

Arati Saha

August 26th, 2020


At the age of four, Arati accompanied her uncle to the Champatala Ghat for a bath, where she learned to swim. Noticing her interest in swimming, her …

Samina Baig

August 19th, 2020


In this episode, we’ll be discussing Mount Everest, where Samina Baig made history by becoming the first Pakistani girl to summit its peak. Her story is one of how living in a gender equal society can empower girls to …

Qian Hongyan

August 12th, 2020


Today’s episode focuses on another Paralympian Great Girl - Qian Hongyan of Yun Nan Province in China. Born in 1996, Qian lost both her legs in a car accident at the age of four. Yet just nine years later, in 2009, at …

Aisholpan Nurgaiv

August 5th, 2020


Today’s episode focuses on someone that Girl Museum has long admired - Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the 13-year-old eagle huntress of Mongolia. In 2014, …

Ellie Simmons

July 29th, 2020


Welcome to Season Two of Great Girls. This season, we are exploring seven girls who’ve achieved feats of physical strength and endurance, primarily through sports, and gone down into the halls of history.

Today, we’re …

Catherine Howard

July 8th, 2020


Was Catherine a willing or unwilling participant in her affairs? The evidence points to somewhat willing - though whether a thirteen year old girl, …

Anne Frank House

July 1st, 2020


This episode discusses one of the most famous girls in recent history - Anne Frank, and the house she lived in during World War II. Today, the Secret Annex is part of the Anne Frank House museum, which opened in 1960 as …

Lady Jane Grey

June 24th, 2020


Standing on Tower Hill in London, would you think of the girls? Hundreds of girls have likely been on this site, which dates back to Bronze Age …

Menstruation Huts, Nepal

June 17th, 2020


Nepal is one of several countries that still practices the building and use of Menstruation Huts. Though varied in location, we felt including the Menstruation Huts of Nepal on Sites of Girlhood was vital - …

Steilneset Memorial

June 10th, 2020


The memorial commemorates a time in Vardo’s history when witches were not only persecuted--they were considered to be capable of witchcraft even very young. It was a period of numerous trials, including several on …

St. Eulalia

June 9th, 2020


According to Catholic tradition, Eulalia was a martyr during the early days of Christianity, when Barcelona was still a Roman city. Her body is …

Sites of Girlhood

June 8th, 2020


What is Great Girls and its parent project, Sites of Girlhood? Listen in to find out!

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