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HERstory: Southeast Asia

26 EpisodesProduced by Agas RamirezWebsite

Welcome to HERstory, the history of Southeast Asia, told from her perspective. We’ll discover historical figures, matriarchal societies, and contemporary female icons — and maybe learn about ourselves along the way. Season 1 focuses on the Southeast Asian age of commerce up to the colonial period.


10.1 | Prinsesa Urduja of Tawalisi

In this special two-part episode, we’ll uncover the story of Prinsesa Urduja of Tawalisi, a legendary warrior princess who led her own army. While she was recorded in the travel accounts of Ibn Battuta in the 14th century and is a popular heroine in the Philippines, we still don’t actually know for sure where Tawalisi is. 

In the first part we’ll talk about Ibn Battuta’s account of Tawalisi and why this may or may not be rooted in historical fact. In the second part which will be released next month, we will be joined by Tiffanie Ang, a filmmaker whose short film Princess Urduja, is part of this legendary icon’s legacy.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @herstoryseapod! For a copy of the show notes, a shout out at the end of the next episode, access to the resource library, regional current events updates, and the occasional bonus episode, join us on Patreon at

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