In a world that’s roughly 50 percent female, there’s no shortage of remarkable women, nor is there a dearth of stories that celebrate them.
Some of these stories educate us: They shed light on customs being upheld by elders like Whang-Od, the oldest Kalinga tattooer in her Filipino community, and honor the younger generations working to keep their heritage alive, like the Native Arctic women who are reclaiming their own traditional tattoos. Other stories inspire us: Adventurers like Emily Ford, the first woman to tackle the Midwest’s formidable Ice Age Trail during winter, and Natalie Corbett, the first transgender woman to cycle the Pan American Highway, are carving paths both geographic and cultural for intrepid travelers to follow in years to come. Still other accounts of extraordinary women across the globe delight and intrigue us, from tales of female chefs who share their perspectives through the dishes they create to recollections of female travelers who dish on what it’s like to take on the world solo.
Women’s History Month is a reminder to acknowledge and appreciate the endless ways in which a world that’s roughly 50 percent populated by women is that much richer for it. These are the stories that make us proud to be part of that world, this month and every other.
Producers: Alexandra Halky, Kati Hetrick, Dheandra Jack, Laura Reilly, Doree Simon
Special Thanks: Katie Scott Aiton, Jessica Berdeau, Aaron Berdeau, Alex Bresler, Jessica Devnani, Ryan Dury, Maddie Gwinn, Stefan Klopp, Scott Sporleder, Andre Woolery