Deviant Women

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Each fortnight, hosts Lauren and Alicia delve into a ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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New to Lipp Media, hosts Heidi & Jessa relive the most cringey moments of their adolescence as they guide listeners through Dolly and Girlfriend Magazines from the late 90s and early 00s. In this episode of My Girlfriend Dolly, Jessa & Heidi read to you from Dolly magazine from July 2002. They discuss joining Lipp Media (OMG!!), 00's it girl Kate Bosworth & Miki cosmetics, read articles I'm Not Afraid To Be A Freak & take the quiz Are You A Grot?Listen to My Girlfriend Dolly wherever you listen to us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2020

50 min 46 sec

For over 1000 years, poetry has remained one of the most important traditions of Persian culture. So when, in the mid-twentieth century, a young woman emerged with a voice that spoke with a whirlwind of desire, a voice yearning with love, intimacy, and insight well beyond her years, the establishment was shaken. With a tumultuous love life that saw her become one of Iran's most controversial and scandalous public figures, Farrokhzād suffered under the glaring public eye. But she was also a mother, a filmmaker, and a visionary. Despite her poetry being banned for more than a decade after the Iranian Islamic Revolution, today she is seen as one of Iran's most revered poets, a woman with the audacity to speak taboos in a revolutionary form.Join us for the last episode of Season Four as we explore one of the most extraordinary poets of the twentieth century. Selected ReferencesDehghan, Saeed Kamali. “Former lover of the poet known as Iran's Sylvia Plath breaks his silence.” The Guardian, Mon 13 Feb, 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/12/forough-farrokhzad-iranian-poet-ebrahim-golestan-slyvia-plathForugh Farrokhzad: The Rebel Poet of Iran, http://farrokhzadpoems.com/Forugh Farrokhzad. 2018. https://www.forughfarrokhzad.org/index1.htmGhasemi, Parvin, and Farideh Pourgiv. "Captivity, Confrontation, and Self‐Empowerment: identity in Forugh Farrokhzad’s poetry." Women's History Review 19.5 (2010): 759-774.Hillmann, Michael C., A. Lonely Woman. "Forugh Farrokhzad and Her Poetry." Washington DC: Mage Publishers (1987).Milani, Farzaneh. "Love and sexuality in the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad: A reconsideration." Iranian Studies 15.1-4 (1982): 117-128.Radjy, Amir-Hussein. “Overlooked No More: Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian Poet Who Broke Barriers of Sex and Society.” New York Times, Jan 30, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/obituaries/forough-farrokhzad-overlooked.htmlZubizarreta, John. "The woman who sings no, no, no: Love, freedom, and rebellion in the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad." World Literature Today 66.3 (1992): 421-426.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

As Halloween approaches and we near the end of the spooky season, it's time to delve back into the world of the dark and sinister. And who better to take us there than the queen of mystery, suspense and menace, author Daphne du Maurier.Du Maurier spent her formative years exploring the windswept coast of Cornwall where her imagination was fired by shipwrecks and derelict mansions, with the ever present backdrop of the ocean churning nearby. Du Maurier would go on to spend most of her life along the rugged Cornish coastline, and it was also here that she set her most enduring work, Rebecca. Published over eighty years ago, Rebecca has never been out of print, and its thrilling and gothic tone still haunts readers today. But Rebecca was only one of a string of successful works for du Maurier, whose short stories and novels have been endlessly dramatised for the big and small screens, continuing to inspire adaptations to this day. But du Maurier herself was also a woman of secrets, and her personal life bled into her fiction, informing the dark and brooding worlds she so often created. So keep a lamp burning in the dark night as we open the pages on the life and work of Daphne du Maurier.De Rosney, Tatiana. Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier. St Martin's Publishing Group, 2017.Forster, Margaret. Daphne Du Maurier. Random House, 2012.Horner, Avril & Zlosnik, Sue. Daphne du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination. Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.Pryor, Cathy. 'Venetian tendencies; Daphne du Maurier, born 100 years ago today, kept a dark secret behind the facade of the respectable English wife'. The Independent of Sunday, 13 May 2007.White, Sophie. 'The menacing Daphne du Maurier'. The Independent, 2 October 2017. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2020

1 hr 18 min

On the darkest of dark and stormy nights, the teenage Mary Shelley awoke from a nightmare. In her vision she saw a young man, a 'pale student of unhallowed arts', kneeling over his creation. The image inspired one of the most enduring horror works of our time, Frankenstein. But Mary Shelley was not just a mistress of the gothic. Born to one of the most influential proto-feminists of our age, Mary Wollstoncraft, and political radical and anarchist William Godwin, Mary moved in intellectual and artistic circles that would often overshadow her own greatness. But great she was. A woman who suffered and overcame tremendous loss, she was a survivor who spoke to some of the greatest anxieties of her - and our - time. But she was also a travel writer, an editor, a biographer, and feminist activist.Join us as we steal away in the night to traverse the stormy crossing from England to France and curl up by a fire to hear the tale of the original teen goth, Mary Shelley.Selected ReferencesCrook, Nora. "Mary Shelley, Author of Frankenstein." A New Companion to the Gothic, edited by David Punter. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2012. 110-22.Gilbert, Sandra M. “Horror's Twin: Mary Shelley's Monstrous Eve.” The Madwoman in the Attic. 2nd ed., Yale University Press, 2000. 213-247.Lovejoy, Bess. Mary Shelley’s Obsession with the Cemetery. JSTOR Daily October 3, 2018. https://daily.jstor.org/mary-shelleys-obsession-with-the-cemetery/Lepore, Jill. The Strange and Twisted Life of Frankenstein. The New Yorker. Feb 12 & 19 2018. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/12/the-strange-and-twisted-life-of-frankensteinSampson, Fiona. Frankenstein at 200 – why hasn't Mary Shelley been given the respect she deserves? The Guardian. Jan 13, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/13/frankenstein-at-200-why-hasnt-mary-shelley-been-given-the-respect-she-deserves-If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2020

1 hr 28 min

When it comes to fairy tale tellers, most of us think of the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, or even Charles Perrault. But the names we less frequently associate with the genre are those of women: the writers and weavers of stories that are so often overshadowed by many of their male contemporaries. During the tail end of the 19th century, one such woman was adding her voice to the world of the Fae, crafting stories of talking animals, witches and wizards, pixies, peasants, princes and princesses - all the ingredients we've come to associate with the art of the fairy tale. But Mary de Morgan wasn't afraid to play with these tropes, and the many and varied influences that shaped her life also helped to shape her stories. From growing up participating in the seances and salons of her Spiritualist mother to moving in a circle of artists that included members of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Craft Movement, Mary was surrounded by inspiration to fuel her creativity, leading her to publish three volumes of fairy tales in her lifetime and to write many other works besides. But it's only recently that de Morgan's stories have come back to the fore, and that she has begun to receive the recognition she so deserves for her contribution to the mystical and magical world of faerie.Gather round as we cross into fairyland, and discover the life and works of Mary de Morgan.Carroll, Alicia. ‘The Greening of Mary De Morgan: The Cultivating Woman and the Ecological Imaginary in “The Seeds of Love”’. Victorian Review, vol. 36, no. 2, Fall 2010, pp.104-117.De Morgan, Mary. On a Pincushion and Other Fairy Tales. Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, 1877.The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories. MacMillan & Co., 1880.Pemberton. Marilyn. Out of the Shadows: The Life and Works of Mary De Morgan. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 15 min

In the 1920s, the infancy of aviation, pilots took to the skies to shock and awe their audiences with death dives, barrel-roles, and wing-walking. Within these flying circuses, one performer truly stood out: the Bird Woman, Bessie Coleman. Born to a family of sharecroppers in Texas, Coleman knew that to live her dreams, she'd need to leave the US and its prejudiced segregationist policies and move to France. Here, a place where women were truly excelling at the new art of flying, she grew her own wings and became the first Black woman in history to earn her pilot's licence. At home, she quickly became a sensation, performing daring feats of high-flying acrobatics in her old war-time Jenny. But she was a performer as much on ground as she was in the air, and she wasn't afraid to self-aggrandise, particularly in the effort to increase Black participation in aviation. As flying became a symbol of her own political empowerment, Coleman soon dreamed of establishing a flying school of her own and opening the skies to those who'd been denied such freedoms.So put on your goggles, fire up an old biplane, and take to the skies with us as we explore the daring life of Bessie Coleman.  Bix, Amy. "Bessie Coleman: Race and Gender Realities behind Aviation Dreams." Realizing the Dream of Flight, edited by Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowle, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, 2005.Cochrane, Kira (3 Oct, 2009). Trailblazers: The early women aviators, The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/03/early-women-aviatorsCreasman, Kim. "Black Birds in the Sky: The Legacies of Bessie Coleman and Dr. Mae Jemison." The Journal of Negro History 82.1 (1997): 158-68. Web.Gils, Bieke. "Bessie Coleman: “The Only Race Aviatrix in the World”." Before Jackie Robinson: The Transcendent Role of Black Sporting Pioneers, University of Nebraska Press, 2017.Slotnik, Daniel E. (Dec. 11, 2019). Overlooked No More: Bessie Coleman, Pioneering African-American Aviatrix The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/obituaries/bessie-coleman-overlooked.htmlIf you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 11 min

In 1919, an autobiography appeared that scandalised polite American society. Chronicling the life and times of a sex worker who went by the pseudonym Madeleine Blair, Madeleine: An Autobiography took to task the puritanical forces that condemned her work and her industry, and laid on the table the story of her life as a so called 'soiled dove'. In her frank and engaging accounts, she outlines the many ups and downs that lead her into the life of a 'painted lady', but adamantly refuses to let anyone view her as a victim. From her time in Montana and Chicago, to her work over the border in Canada, Blair traverses many a bawdy-house of ill-repute, always striving to champion the legitimacy of her profession and to shed light on the world of debauchery in which she moved.Come with us to the plush parlour rooms and smoking dens of the American north, as we delve into the life of this savvy business woman and entrepreneur, Madeleine Blair.Blair, Madeleine. Madeleine: An Autobiography. Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1919. https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/madeleine/madeleine/madeleine.html#intro Butler, Anne. M. Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90. University of Illinois Press, 1987. Erickson, Lesley. Westward Bound: Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society. UBC Press, 2011.MacKell Collins, Jan. Good Time Girls of the Rocky Mountains: A Red-Light History of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. TwoDot, 2020.McMaster, Lindsey. Working Girls in the West: Representations of Wage-Earning Women. UBC Press, 2007.Morgan, Lael. Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana's Frontier. Chicago Review Press, 2011.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 19 min

After a childhood spent buried amongst the texts of her grandfather's library teaching herself Latin and Nahuatl, Greek rhetoric, and philosophy, it's not surprising that the young Juana was considered a prodigy. So much so that, at just fifteen, she found herself lady-in-waiting to the Vicereine, wife of the Viceroy of New Spain. Court life, however, didn't appeal to young Juana, who, sick of rich and drunken bachelors and their flirtatious ways, craved the space and time to dedicate herself to her studies. So, what was she to do? Join the nunnery, of course! Here, she found the scholarly solace she desired. But when the Bishop of Puebla, one of the most influential men of the New World, publically maligned her for daring to think beyond her sphere, Juana penned a manifesto that would become one of the most important proto-feminist texts in the history of the Americas - if not the world.Donaway, Elizabeth. A Baroque Drama: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Crisis in Seventeenth-Century New Spain, 2019. Hanover Univesity. Thesis. https://history.hanover.edu/hhr/19/HHR2019-donaway-sorjuana.pdfMerrim, Stephanie. “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2020. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sor-Juana-Ines-de-la-Cruz#ref959Merrim, Stephanie, ed. Feminist perspectives on Sor Juana inés de la cruz. Wayne State University Press, 1999.Paz, Octavio. Sor Juana, or, the traps of faith. Harvard University Press, 1988.Schuessler, Michael. “Reply to Sor Philotea”. Enyclopedia.com, 2019. https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/culture-magazines/reply-sor-philoteaIf you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 3 min

In the deep, dark forests of Russia, where danger lurks in the liminal spaces, you might just find the unusual abode of one of folklore's most fascinating characters: the incomparable Baba Yaga. With her hooked nose, her bedraggled hair and her wrinkled skin, this hag of hags appears in her strange mode of transport, ready to aid or to hinder, depending on how much you keep your wits about you. With roots in the early Slavic pantheon of gods and goddesses, Baba Yaga has changed through the centuries, playing different roles for different listeners, and slowly crystallising into the ultimate fairy tale witch.Arm yourself with your magic charms and keep your tongue sharp as we cross the threshold into the domain of talking creatures and mystical powers to stoke the fires and spin a tale or two of Baba Yaga.  Afanasev, Aleksandr. Russian Fairy Tales. Guterman, Norbert (ed.). Pantheon Books, 1973.Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales. Intro & Trans by Forrester, Sibelan. University of Mississippi Press, 2013.Johns, Andreas. Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folklore. Peter Lang, 2004.Tatar, Maria. Off with Their Heads!: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood. Princeton University Press, 1993.Warner, Marina. No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock. Vintage Book, 2000.Zipes, Jack. The Irresistible Fairy Tale. Princeton University Press, 2012.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 17 min

In 1919, into the heart of the burgeoning Harlem Renaissance, Norma Miller was born. As a child, she would watch the likes of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald play to the hopping crowds of the Savoy Ballroom, the majestic heart of Harlem and the birthplace of swing. At just 12, she was plucked from the street outside its doors and so began a career that would take her around the globe as one of the world's foremost swing dancers - and all before she turned 18. So put on a record and lace up your dancing shoes, because we're swinging out from the sprung-wood floors of the Savoy to the slippery decks of British liners and the beaches of Rio as we follow the life of Norma Miller, Queen of Swing.McFadden, Robert D. “Norma Miller, Lindy-Hopping ‘Queen of Swing,’ Is Dead at 99”, New York Times, May 6, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/obituaries/norma-miller-dead.htmlMiller, Norma. Swingin'at the Savoy: the Memoir of a Jazz Dancer. Temple University Press, 1996.Spring, Howard. "Swing and the Lindy Hop: dance, venue, media, and tradition." American Music (1997): 183-207.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 22 min

May Contain Traces Of Soy is a new show on Lipp Media, a network celebrating the voices of women and the LGBTQ+ community. Join host Rochelle Lindquist on her journey down a plant-based path as she pursues a more zero-waste existence.In this episode, Rochelle discusses women's health, period stigma and period poverty with Katie Norbury from Share the Dignity and Get Papped. They also discuss the importance of going zero-waste with your monthly flow, getting the fold right with your menstrual cup and the freedom of period pants.Listen to May Contain Traces Of Soy wherever you listen to us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

29 min 4 sec

During the 1960s, the world was in the grip of enormous ideological change. In Australia, there was public outcry against the Vietnam War and growing support for equal pay for women, free education, fair wages, and the abolishment of the White Australia Policy. There was also growing support for radical changes to the rights, or lack thereof, afforded to Indigenous Australians. Helping to drive this movement was a woman who was intimately familiar with what it felt like to face racial discrimination. The daughter of a slave "blackbirded" from the South Sea Islands in the 1880s, Faith Bandler was inspired by the injustices she saw around her to co-found the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship, and soon began the long fight that would eventually lead to a monumental referendum in 1967. But the referendum was only one part of a bigger whole, and in her latter life, Bandler continued to fight for those who were oppressed, eventually turning her attention towards her cultural roots in Vanuatu.Join us as we grab our placards and take to the streets to celebrate Bandler's contribution to the crucial work towards equality that continues in this country today.Bandler, Faith, & Fox, Len. The Time Was Ripe: A History of the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship (1956-69). Alternative Co-operative, 1983.Heimans, Frank. Australian Biography. Faith Bandler. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1993. https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/curated/australian-biography-faith-bandler-0Lake, Marilyn. Faith : Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist. Allen & Unwin, 2002.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 14 min

Born into The United States' last days of slavery, Ida B. Wells was raised to fight. The daughter of two politically active entrepreneurs, she wanted to raise herself and her siblings into the middle class. But while emancipation may have passed into law, new structural barriers emerged to keep women like Wells out - out of the economy, out of the political system, and out of first class train carriages. When a conductor tried to force Wells into the smoking car on a ride from Memphis to Nashville, Wells took a stand. The event launched a writing and activist career that would see her tackle some of the greatest injustices of her age - and ours. Her reports, Southern Horrors and The Red Record, laid bare the horror of lynchings in the South and she would go on to found a number of Civil Rights organisations - some of which survive today. She was also a suffragist unafraid to call out the movement for its lack of Black representation - an intersectional feminist well before her time!DuRocher, Kristina. Ida B. Wells: Social Reformer and Activist. 2017. Routledge Historical Americans.Dickerson, Cailtin. “Ida B. Wells: Took on Racism in the Deep South with Powerful Reporting on Lynchings.” New York Times. 9 March 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-ida-b-wells.htmlJoin us to discover more about one of the most influential figures of the Civil Rights Movement, a woman whose work lives on in those continuing the fight for Black Lives Matter today. If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 21 min

Saint, mystic, Mamma. Activist, author, Doctor of the Church. These are some of the ways that the young Catherine di Benincasa would come to be remembered. After receiving visions of Christ when she was only a child, Catherine devoted herself to religious sacrifice, compelled by the knowledge that God had bigger plans for her. When her life of penitence and privation led her to join the Dominican Order, her piety soon began to earn her a following. And as news started to spread of the small miracles that surrounded her – like her levitation during prayer and her ability to restore the deathly ill – the church was ready to sit up and pay attention. The growing belief in Catherine's holiness gave her remarkable access to the inner sanctum of the patriarchal Catholic church, even to the Pope himself. But her spiritual devotion would eventually led to her demise, as her lifelong commitment to fasting and starvation ultimately took its toll on her.Join us as we return to 14th century Europe, far away from the battlefields of France to the solitude and reflection of Catherine of Siena. Bell, Rudolph M. Holy Anorexia. The University of Chicago Press, 1985.Cavallini, Guiliana. Catherine of Siena. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005.Egan, Jennifer. ‘Power Suffering’. The New York Times, 1999 https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/millennium/m2/egan.htmlLuongo, F Thomas. The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena. Cornell University Press, 2006.Walker Bynum, Caroline. Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women. The University of California Press, 1987.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 11 min

At the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, well before Joan of Arc led her army, another French woman was making men tremble. On the volatile English channel, Jeanne de Clisson was seeking vengeance. The target of her wrath was none other than the King of France, Phillip VI, himself. As leader of the Black Fleet, she carved a name for herself as a violent and unwavering leader, unafraid to hack the heads from her enemies with a swing of her trusty axe. But it wasn't always this way. Born into nobility, Jeanne was destined for a very different kind of life. So what kind of callousness could have turned this mother of seven to a life of treachery?Grab your axe and join us as we discover the violent lives and violent ends of Jeanne de Clisson, The Lioness of Brittany, and the noblewomen who led and took up arms in the War of the Breton Succession.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2020

1 hr 7 min

When wealthy American socialites Florence and Edward Deacon moved to the vibrant playground of Paris in 1879, they had come to join the artists and intellectuals of the haute bohème. Born into this world of decadence, their daughter Gladys would soon have her childhood shattered by a shocking scandal that pitted her mother and father against each other for the rest of their lives. Despite this, Gladys would go on to be educated in the best schools, growing into an intelligent, witty, and beautiful young woman. After reading about the marriage of an American railroad heiress to an English Duke, Gladys decided that she too should find herself such a man.Across Europe, Gladys's feminine wiles attracted the crème de la crème of society, from painters, sculptors and poets to princes and kings. In 1902, a shift to London serendipitously found her moving in the same circles as the English Duke of her childhood crush, and Gladys finally had the world in the palm of her hand. But when her desire to become even more beautiful led her to make a horrifying mistake, Gladys turned away from the limelight, and the once shining star retreated to the shadows.So join us as we - yet again! - journey to the fabulous and frivolous world of the Belle Époque to examine the life of a woman who would eventually go from the dizzying glamour of high society to the quiet and solitary life of a recluse.  Michael Mosley: A History of Surgery - Fixing Faces. Season 1, Ep. 4, BBC, 2008.Vickers, Hugh. 'What happened to Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough?' BBC Oxford. 17 February, 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9398000/9398406.stmVickers, Hugo. The Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough. Hachette, 2020.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2020

1 hr 12 min

In the 1960s, vice-admiral Erik af Klint opened a crate of art. It had been left to him by his aunt with strict instructions that it should remain sealed for some twenty years after her death. What Erik found was a remarkable cache of work that would throw into question everything we believe about the beginning of abstract art. You see, five years before Kadinsky and Mondrian began their forays into abstractionism, a Swedish woman named Hilma af Klint had received a special commission: to create a remarkable collection of work that would adorn a spiral temple. But who was this great benefactor? It was no businessman or high-ranking official, but rather the High Master Amaleil, who communicated the missive to af Klint in a séance she held regularly with her closest friends, a collective of women known as 'The Five'. Af Klint went on to create an extraordinary body of boldly colourful, geometric and highly symbolic art, all guided by the spirtual masters with whom she regularly communed.So light some candles and settle in as we delve into the fascinating world of Theosophy, Rosicrucianism and Hilma af Klint's astonishing proto-abstractionism!Af Klint, Johann and Hedvig Ersman. “Inspiration and Influence: The Spiritual Journey of Artist Hilma af Klint” Guggenheim. 11 October, 2018, https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/checklist/inspiration-and-influence-the-spiritual-journey-of-artist-hilma-af-klintFerren, Andrew. “In Search of Hilma af Klint, Who Upended Art History, But Left Few Traces” The New York Times. 21 October, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/travel/stockholm-hilma-af-klint.htmlSchjeldahl, Peter. “Hilma af Klint’s Visionary Paintings”. The New Yorker. 18 October, 2018, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/22/hilma-af-klints-visionary-paintingsSmith, Roberta. “’Hilma Who?’ No More”. The New York Times. 11 October, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/arts/design/hilma-af-klint-review-guggenheim.htmlUtkan Özden, Hatice. “What Did the High Masters Tell Hilma af Klint?” border_less.https://www.border-l-e-s-s.com/new-page-63Yao, John. “Hilma af Klint, Outlier for the Ages”. Hyperallergic. 25 November, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/472426/hilma-af-klint-paintings-for-the-future-solomon-r-guggenheim-museum/Notable Exhibitions:The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890–1985, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA. November 23, 1986 – March 8, 1987.Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA. October 12, 2018 – April 23, 2019If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2020

1 hr 13 min

Brand new on Lipp Media, All Bases Covered is a weekly podcast helping you navigate the beauty industry to cut through the bullsh*t. Lauren, Lisa and Alex use their backgrounds in beauty, science and business to cover all bases in discussing the latest beauty news, trialing new products, breaking down ingredients and plenty more.In this episode, the girls discuss animal testing & China - can the people’s favourite brand stay true to themselves or are they selling their ethics for money?Subscribe wherever you listen to us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2020

43 min 33 sec

By the turn of the twentieth century, the fight for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom had already been raging for nearly forty years. Suffragists everywhere had been calling for changes that would allow women the right to become part of the political life of the nation, but their pleas had persistently been denied. Frustrated and angered, a new generation of activist women rose up, and the suffragette was born. With the motto 'deeds, not words', these fierce women were through asking nicely and, turning to militant tactics, they literally put their lives on the line to demand change. Among them was a woman who rarely escaped attention. With her modified tricycle for mobility, Rosa May Billinghurst threw herself into the fray alongside her sisters, suffering at the hands of mobs of angry men and a cruel and ruthless legal system. Ultimately they would be successful, but in a world where so many rights are still for the few rather than for all, their struggle for equality resonates as deeply today as it did over a hundred years ago.So get ready to take to the streets (not literally! Stay home! Stay safe!) and join us as we venture into the protest marches and picket lines of suffragette city!Andrews, Maggie, & Lomas, Janis. Hidden Heroines: The Forgotten Suffragettes. Crowood Press Ltd, 2018.Purvis, June. ‘The prison experiences of the suffragettes in Edwardian Britain’, Women's History Review, 4 (1995), 103–33.Trueman, H. ‘Billinghhurst, (Rosa) May (1875-1953). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004.Van Wingerden, Sophia A. The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain, 1866-1928. Palgrave McMillan, 2002.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2020

1 hr 9 min

For one last Women’s History Month celebration, we teamed up with Steph and Andrea from ‘All the Shit I’ve Learned Abroad’ to share tales of our favourite travel heroines. All four of us are avid solo female adventuresses, but perhaps we wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for the women who paved the way. From Isabelle Eberhardt’s cross-dressing nomadic life in North Africa, to Aloha Wanderwell’s seven-year road trip, Robyn Davidson’s solo trek through the Australian desert, and Jeanne Baret’s circumnavigation of the world, these are some of the most bad-ass, intrepid and inspiring women around. So strap on your metaphorical boots and imagine the world outside your window in this special bonus episode.And, if you want some travel reading to keep you occupied or distracted – whichever you need in these times, we’ve got you covered!Robyn Davidson (1980) Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback. Vintage. Isabelle Eberhardt (1995) Prisoner of Dunes. trans. by. Sharon Bangert. Peter Owen Publishers. London & Chester Springs PA. Isabelle Eberhardt (2003) Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt. ed. by. Elizabeth Kershaw. Interlink Books (first published in English as The Passionate Nomad: The Journals of Isabelle Eberhardt, 1987, Virago Press) Isabelle Eberhardt (2003) In the Shadow of Islam. trans. by. Sharon Bangert. Peter Owen Publishers. London & Chester Springs PA. Jeff Moag (2019) Jeanne Baret The First Woman to Sail Around the World Was a Cross-Dressing Botanist, Adventure Journal Aloha Wanderwell (1939, re-released 2016) Call to Adventure! True Tales of the Wanderwell Expedition, Nile Baker Estate & Boyd Production Group Publishing Additional essayists/writers mentioned: Rebecca Solnit, Joan Didion, Mary Shelley, Simone de Beauvoir, and Virginia WoolfIf you want to hear more from Steph and Andrea’s adventures, check them out wherever you listen to podcasts! www.podfollow.com/shitabroadpodIf you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter@DeviantWomenFacebook@deviantwomenpodcastInstagram@deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 16 min

In the underworld of Paris's Belle Epoque, where the wealthiest of men flocked to mingle with the beautiful and cultured demimondaine, Liane de Pougy found the calling she didn't know she was looking for. After leaving her abusive husband and young son, eighteen-year-old Anne-Marie Chassagne found herself in this centre of pleasure and decided to take up with the reigning queen of courtesans, Valtesse de la Bigne. Under her mistresses' tutelage, Chassagne, who renamed herself Liane de Pougy, would go on to grace the stage at the Folies-Bergere, be courted by the likes of Leopold II, and publish subversive sapphic auto-fiction. But it wasn't all partying. After losing her prince husband, Pougy took the veil and devoted her life to supporting those with disabilities.So in this time of great uncertainty, escape with us into the the fabulous and decadent world of the Belle Epoque!Griffin, Susan. The book of the courtesans: a catalogue of their virtues. Broadway, 2002.Hewitt, Catherine. The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-century Courtesan who Built an Empire on a Secret. St. Martin's Press, 2017.Prioleau, Elizabeth. Seductress: Women who ravished the world and their lost art of love. Penguin, 2004.Deviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 25 min

At the turn of the twentieth-century, in the rowdy streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a young Bessie Smith was literally singing for her supper. Busking alongside her brother, Bessie learned the hard way just what it took to capture an audience against the odds: to sing and dance and demand attention despite the clatter of carts and the shouts of storeowners and vendors selling their wares. This early foray into the performing life would help shape Smith into the greatest performer of her age, rising up to the heights of Empress of the Blues and becoming the highest paid black entertainer of her day. In her private life she was just as bold and brash as her stage persona, never shying away from saying what she thought and more than happy to get into a fistfight or two. So put the needle on some vinyl and join us we get down and bluesy with Bessie Smith. Brooks, Edward. The Bessie Smith Companion. Da Capo, 1983.Clark, John. Experiencing Bessie Smith: A Listeners Companion. Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.NPR’s “Jazz Profiles” Bessie Smith: ‘Blues Empress’. May 7, 2008, https://www.npr.org/2008/05/07/90206287/bessie-smith-blues-empressScott, Michelle R. Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South. University of Illinois Press, 2008. If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 13 min

In the melting pot of 19th century New Orleans, one woman emerged as the most powerful and legendary practitioners of Louisiana Voodoo. From her humble beginnings as the daughter of a free-man and his Voodoo doctor mistress, Laveau grew up to become a priestess, a healer, an activist and a commanding and influential leader of her community. But Laveau's story is as much legend as it is reality, and even in her lifetime stories proliferated about her midnight graveyard ceremonies, animal sacrifices and mesmerising evil incantations.So how, in a story like this, do we tell the difference between history and myth? And who do we believe when we listen to her story? Join us for our Season Four premier as we pick apart the complex and fascinating life of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau!Fandrich, Ina Johanna. The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux : a Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. Routledge, 2016. Long, Carolyn Morrow. "Perceptions of New Orleans Voodoo: Sin, Fraud, Entertainment, and Religion." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 6.1 (2002): 86-101.Ward, Martha. Voodoo Queen The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau. University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Hurston, Zora. “Hoodoo in America.” Journal of American Folklore, 44. 171 (1931): pp. 317-417. If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastDeviant Women is recorded and produced on the lands of the Kaurna People and we pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Feb 2020

1 hr 24 min

It’s 2020, and on February 27 Deviant Women are back for season four, bringing you more hags and enchantresses, more gender-queering lady-lovers, more gin-swirling, party-loving bohemians, and more brilliant muses and killer queens. This isn’t just a podcast that celebrates the heroism of forgotten women of the past: Deviant Women isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with the good, the bad, and everything in between, unpicking the blurry zigzag of history and myth and the downright messy and misunderstood stories of femininity we’ve been telling ourselves for centuries. So join Deviant Women on February 27 as they launch another season dedicated to unravelling the stories of those who double, double toiled and troubled, who fought and duelled and died in glorious ruin, and who didn’t write the rules, but smashed them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2020

50 sec

To whet your appetites before our season 4 launch on February 27, we decided to break into the Patreon vault and unlock one of our exclusive Holes in History episodes for your listening pleasure! So plug in your headphones, get the car's bluetooth switched on, or plug into the stereo so the whole family can enjoy ... The Valiant Ladies of Potosi!The story of two swashbuckling lady lovers is one that's cropped up on the internet of late, and it's not surprising why. Two young women dressed as men, duelling and brawling from the taverns to the streets, what's not to love? But when history and fiction collide, things get slippery. Join us as we unpack the mystery at the heart of The Valiant Ladies of Potosi! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Feb 2020

47 min 28 sec

It's the holiday season, but we've taken a little time out of our summer break to bring you some good cheer with our annual Christmas Special! In this end of year special we chat about our summer plans, our favourite Deviant Women of 2019, and then we dive into the Roman goddess of the New Year, Strenua, and her Italian counterpart, La Befana. Grab a drink, a mince pie and some pudding, and let's get into some festive goodness!If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2019

40 min 52 sec

In the underworld of prohibitionist Harlem, there was one queen who ruled the roost - Stephanie 'Queenie' St Clair. The Caribbean racketeer was not only a boss entrepreneur of the illegal numbers game, she was also a leader and activist, funnelling her vast riches back into the community. Unlike others on the scene, she ruled by reputation alone, and was known for her elegant style and give-no-fucks attitude. But then, as prohibition came to an end, the mob started seeking out new lucrative enterprises and showed up on her turf. Queenie soon found herself in the midst of a gang-land showdown with the infamous mobster Dutch Schultz! So join us down at the speakeasy as we knock one back in our final episode of 2019 with Queenie St Clair!Stewart, Shirley. The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem. Peter Lang, 2014. If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 12 min

By the end of the 1920s, the U.S. was rocked by financial and ecological disasters that saw it spiral into the Great Depression. At the same time, the advent of sound film was ushering in the golden age of American animation, and with it, one of history's most iconic film makers: Walt Disney. While Disney would become a household name, at the heart of his finest work were countless unsung artists and animators; one of the most legendary among them was Mary Blair. With a background in watercolour and fine arts, Blair's use of bold colours and shapes would go on to cement her reputation as one of the most influential artists in the Disney story. But she would leave more than just her legacy at Disney, devoting her working life to creating the kind of art that dreams are made of. So gather your woodland animal friends about you as we take a break from our last few darker episodes and go goofy (sorry) for the art and flair of Mary Blair.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2019

1 hr

Sadly, due to come unforeseen circumstances we’ve had to delay our episode by one week. We’ll see you next week, but for now we get to introduce a new addition to Lipp Media. All the Shit I’ve Learned Abroad is a travel podcast focussed on everything and anything related to travel. Hosts Steph and Andrea, two Canadian expats, come together remotely each week to record episodes based on their own travel experiences ranging from lost passports, missed flights, and travel scams. Andrea lives and works in London and travels around Europe whenever a free weekend permits. And Steph now lives in Melbourne after spending the past four years traveling the world. The show launched in 2019 with popular episodes on underrated travel destinations, travel snobbery and how to navigate trips during festival season. In the following episode, Steph and Andrea discuss solo travel. This episode touches on why traveling on your lonesome is so great, what holds you back from trying it and how to make that initial leap.If you enjoy what you hear, you can listen to All The Shit I've Learned Abroad on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

43 min

In 1632 in a small, haunted Ursuline convent, a series of strange disturbance began to occur. When the Prioress, 25-year-old Sister Jeanne, was beset by terrifying dreams of a priest who cursed her and bade her to perform obscene sexual acts, she knew who was to blame. She had been possessed, she claimed, by demons under the direction of one Urbaine Grandier, the powerful parish priest of Loudun. As more and more of the nuns came under the influence of devils, it was determined that elaborate exorcisms were in order, and investigations into Grandier's maleficent magic began. While Sister Jeanne maintained that she was the innocent victim of possession, others soon suggested her potential involvement with a conspiracy to bring Grandier down. So, was Jeanne indeed a victim of maleficent witchcraft, or is the power of hysteria to blame for her actions? Perhaps, though, she was far more calculating than this! Get out your rosary beads and holy water and join us in this week's Halloween episode to find out more about Sister Jeanne des Anges and the infamous possessions at Loudun!Bourguignon, Erika. "Suffering and healing, subordination and power: Women and possession trance." Ethos 32.4 (2004): 557-574.Dauge-Roth, Katherine Louise. Troubling women: Reading and writing possessed bodies in early modern France. Diss. 1999.Ferber, Sarah. Demonic possession and exorcism: In early modern France. Routledge, 2013.Lietaer, Hugo, and Jozef Corvelyn. "Psychoanalytical Interpretation of the Demoniacal Possession and the mystical development of SisterJeanne des Anges from Loudun (1605-1665)." The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 5.4 (1995): 259-276.Stephenson, Craig E. "The Possessions at Loudun: Tracking the Discourse of Dissociation." Journal of Analytical Psychology 62.4 (2017): 544-66.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

1 hr 10 min

It's finally time, Deviants! This fortnight, we journeyed way, way back to visit the figure who started it all, the original Deviant Woman - the witch, the slayer, the mean mother you don't want to cross - Medea! From her mythological beginnings as Jason's right-hand-woman to her titular role at the centre of Euripides' famous drama, Medea remains one of Greek mythology's most infamous and intriguing figures. After supporting Jason through his conquests with the Argonauts (and saving his life on multiple occasions!) Medea was betrayed in the most awful way, and her method of revenge is one that has seen her labelled a madwoman, a fiend, and a wicked and monstrous mother. But is it really that simple?We're joined by Let's Talk About Myths, Baby's fabulous host Liv to dive into all things monsters, betrayal, rage and revenge. So grab your poisons, your favourite coronet and climb aboard your dragon chariot, and join us as we break down one of our all time favourite Deviant Women, Medea!If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcastAnd you can find Let's Talk About Myths, Baby wherever you get your podcasts!Instagram @mythsbabyTwitter @mythsbaby See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

1 hr 19 min

Known in her lifetime by many names, Malintzin would be recorded in history as the infamous La Malinche. Born into nobility and sold into slavery, from a young age Malintzin possessed a gift for language and diplomacy. In 1519, she was given to Hernán Cortés, the leader of the Spanish invading forces. When her translation skills were discovered, Cortés used her as his interpreter and, eventually, took her as his lover. Positioned as a vital go-between for the Spanish and indigenous peoples, her role is now seen as the decisive factor in the success of the Spanish mission in the "New World". Often cast as either the victim of the Spanish invaders or Cortés’s duplicitous ‘whore’, she has only recently started to be understood in the light of her historical reality. Journey with us to the temples of Tenochtitlan to witness an epic clash of civilisations, and discover La Malinche: scheming betrayer of her people to some, symbolic mother of the Mestizo race to others.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

1 hr 11 min

In the dark and seedy cabarets of Weimar Berlin, where sex was a performance and decadence was king, one woman ruled the room. Born to artist parents at the turn of the century, Anita Berber was destined for a life on the stage. Famed for her kohl-rimmed eyes, her bright red hair, and her provocative burlesque, Berber became an underground sensation. But she was just as infamous for her scandalous bisexual affairs and hotel orgies as her avante-garde performances, and with dances named 'Cocaine', 'Morphine', and 'Asylum', you know she partied as hard as she danced! So join us in the end-of-the-world liberalism of Weimar Germany as we trace this Expressionist queen to the stage and beyond!Funkenstein, Susan Laikin. “Anita Berber: Imaging a Weimar Performance Artist.” Woman's Art Journal, vol. 26, no. 1, 2005, pp. 26–31. Gordon, Mel. The seven addictions and five professions of Anita Berber: Weimar Berlin's priestess of depravity. Feral House, 2006.Toepfer, Karl Eric. Empire of ecstasy: nudity and movement in German body culture, 1910-1935. Univ of California Press, 1997.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2019

1 hr 12 min

During the turbulent years of World War II the pool halls and billiard rooms of the U.S. were quiet: the men who had once populated them had gone off to fight. But after the war a new buzz brought audiences flooding back to professional billiards, and an unexpected star was on the rise. Known as the 'First Lady of Billiards', Masako Katsura hailed from Japan, where she had already established herself as a national champion. But after meeting and marrying an American serviceman, Katsura found herself in the U.S., where a resurgence in the sport meant she stood to become the world's first female billiards champion. So come on and chalk your cue (that's not a euphemism...) as we delve into the world of a woman whose ball skills (also not a euphemism...) paved the way for women in the male-dominated world of professional billiards.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2019

1 hr

We are Alicia and Lauren, your Deviant Women hosts! Each fortnight, we discuss a ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology or the contemporary world. Women who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.But we also like to dig deep into the ideas that have restricted women's lives and shaped the way we tell their stories. Who gets to be a virgin? Who gets to be a whore? Why not be both?! (It's always better to be both). So join us, won't you, and learn more about the devious, dastardly, and daring women overlooked in the history books.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2019

46 sec

When Wendy Carlos released Switched On Bach, the first classical album recorded on a synthesizer, she radically transformed people's understandings of what electronic music could do. At the time of the album's release, Wendy was also six-months into hormone therapy and struggling with her rising fame and anxieties about how the public might react to her transition. But Switched On Bach was a huge success and Wendy went on not only to critical acclaim, but to work with famed composers and film directors, including scoring Stanley Kubrik's A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. Join Lauren and our special guest host, Deviant Women's own composer India Hooi, as we discover how Wendy Carlos changed music forever!“Behind The Score: A Clockwork Orange by Wendy Carlos.” Noisegate, 16 Sep. 2018 https://noisegate.com.au/behind-the-score-a-clockwork-orange-wendy-carlos/. Accessed 10 August, 2019.Playboy Magazine. "Playboy Interview: Wendy/Walter Carlos." Digital Transgender Archive. 1979, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/nv935298c. Accessed 6 August, 2019.Graham, Mark. “Switched-On Bach: How a transgender synth pioneer changed music”. The Irish Times 20 Nov. 2018, https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/switched-on-bach-how-a-transgender-synth-pioneer-changed-music-1.3699133. Accessed 6 August, 2019.MacDonald-Dupuis, Natasha. “Meet Wendy Carlos: The Trans Godmother of Electronic Music.” Vice, 12 Aug. 2015,https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/53agdb/meet-wendy-carlos-the-trans-godmother-of-electronic-music. Accessed 6 August, 2019.Michaelson, Jay. “What it Was Like to Transition 50 Years Ago”. Daily Beast. 4 Apr. 2017, https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-it-was-like-to-transition-50-years-ago. Accessed 10 August, 2019.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

54 min 43 sec

What the hell is queer theory? Who gets to identify as queer? Does it mean anything to call yourself a “queer ally”? These are the kinds of questions writers Benjamin Riley and Simon Copland ask on Queers, a discussion and interview podcast about critical queer politics and culture.Simon Copland is a PhD Student in Sociology at the ANU. He is a freelance writer with a focus on gender, sexuality and politics. In his spare time he does powerlifting, loves rugby union and is a David Bowie fanatic. Benjamin Riley is a freelance writer and journalist, writing about queer politics and culture, sex and gender, and mental health.Listen to Queers on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or below.Queers is a Lipp Media podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

27 min 38 sec

*Content Warning. This episode contains discussion of mass murder and suicide*Carolyn Layton had an idyllic childhood. Daughter of a socially progressive Methodist minister father and peace activist mother, she grew up believing passionately in social justice and racial equality. After marrying Larry Layton, a conscientious objector, the two began a new life together, a life founded on their shared principles of equality, freedom and social progress. Then they found an incredible new church, that seemed to share and espouse the values they held most dear: The People's Temple. As Carolyn became progressively more involved with the organisation and its charismatic leader, Jim Jones, she started to change, and it wasn't for the better.Join us as we chat to Laura Elizabeth Woollett, author of Beautiful Revolutionary, about how Carolyn became implicated in the greatest loss of American life until September 11, and the complexities of how we remember the mistress of Jim Jones.If you want more, be sure to pick up a copy of Beautiful Revolutionary wherever you buy good books! We also highly recommend The Love of a Bad Man, her short story collection imagining the lives of the girlfriends, wives and mistresses of history's worst men.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

41 min 48 sec

After fleeing her arms-dealing husband and his castle in the Austrian countryside, Hedy Lamarr made her way to Hollywood and the open arms of MGM Studios. She was going to be a star! The only problem: she'd gained a risque reputation for herself in the Czech film Ecstacy. This temptress image is one that would follow Hedy for much of her career, despite the fact that not only was she an extraordinary talent, she was also an extraordinary mind. Because little did most of Hollywood know, Hedy spent her evenings working on an invention that would go on to change the world forever! Join us as we journey through wartime Vienna to the MGMs studio lots, and watch the thrilling and devastating downfall of the bombshell, Hedy Lamarr. Barton, Ruth. Hedy Lamarr: the most beautiful woman in film. University Press of Kentucky, 2010Dean, Alexandra director. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Reframed Pictures.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2019

1 hr 6 min

As colonial powers muscled in on 18th century India, one woman rose from obscurity to become the leader of a powerful and formidable mercenary army. From the life of a dancing girl to life on the battlefields, the Begum Samru was feared and respected not just by her troops, but also by those who held the highest power. But she loved just as boldly as she fought, and her heart led her to desperate measures of Shakespearean proportions. Follow us into the wild and vibrant streets of the Mughal Empire as we trace the legendary life of the Begum Samru.Keay, Julia. Farzana: The Woman Who Saved an Empire. I.B. Tauris, 2014.Sleeman, William, 1788-1856.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15483?msg=welcome_stranger#Ch75If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2019

1 hr 4 min

Marsha P. Johnson was a legend of Christopher Street, a revolutionary trans and LGBTQ+ activist, and a leading figure of Stonewall. Famed for her extravagant floral headdresses, her bright red plastic heels, and her generous spirit, Marsha made a name for herself not just as a drag queen, but as a mother to the queer street and trans youth who needed her. Together with her best friend, fellow trans activist Sylvia Rivera, she created STAR, the Street Transvestite (now Transgender) Action Revolutionaries, and advocated for the rights of the most marginalised of her community. Join us on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as we celebrate the life of one of Pride's most important figures.Brockell, Gillian “Marsha P Johnson: ‘America’s first transgender statue’ will immortalise Stonewall riots veteran.” Independent, 13 June 2019.  Carter, David. Stonewall: The riots that sparked the gay revolution. Macmillan, 2004.Chan, Sewell. “Marsha P. Johnson: A transgender pioneer and activist who was a fixture of Greenwich Village street life.” The New York Times, corrected 8 March 2018France, David, director. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Performance by Victoria Cruz, Marsha P. Johnson (archive), Sylvia Rivera (archive). Netflix.Global Network of Sex Work Projects. “Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries found STAR House.” Global Network of Sex Work Projects,Kasino, Michael, director. Pay It No Mind: Marsha P Johnson. Performance by Martin Boyce, Jimmy Camicia, David Carter. Redux Pictures.Naseef, Zoe. “Stonewall was Started by Trans Women of Colour and We Do Not Appreciate Them Nearly Enough.” Bust,NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project (2017) Activism Before StonewallRiki Wilchins (March 5, 2002) ‘A Woman for Her Time: In Memory of Stonewall Warrior Sylvia Rivera’ The Village VoiceIf you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2019

1 hr 6 min

In part two of our look at the history of reproduction rights in America, we trace the life of Pat Maginnis: a grassroots activist who campaigned tirelessly to change America's abortion laws. After two harrowing years spent working in an army hospital in Panama, it was Maginnis' personal struggle to find safe and legal abortion providers in the U.S. that cemented her desire to enact change. Pounding the street corners of San Francisco, Maginnis and 'The Army of Three' helped thousands of women, while across the country grassroots organisations sprung up in a pushback that would eventually culminate in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. Join us as we take a look at the life of just one of the many women who struggled for change, and whose legacy we fight to protect today.Baehr, Nina. Abortion Without Apology: A Radical History for the 1990s. South End Press, 1990.Gilmore, Stephanie. Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America. Routledge, 2013.Loofbourow, Lili. 'They Called Her "the Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers": A decade before Roe, Pat Maginnis' radical activism - and righteous rage - changed the abortion debate forever.' Slate, Dec 4, 2018. https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/pat-maginnis-abortion-rights-pro-choice-activist.html For more information on current abortion laws globally visit: https://reproductiverights.org/worldabortionlaws.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2019

1 hr 12 min

In the early 20th century the highly restrictive Comstock Act made it almost impossible for American women to gain access to, or an understanding of, contraceptive methods. Arriving into the impoverished communities of New York city's East side, nurse Margaret Sanger saw women struggling with enormous families of children, the health ramifications of multiple births, and the horrors of back-alley abortions. This motivated her to act, starting a campaign of birth control advocacy that would form her life's work. In the wake of the recent attacks on women's reproductive rights in the U.S., the first of our two part episode looks at this controversial woman's career, and the fundamental changes brought about by her life long work.Baker, Jean B. Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion. Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books, 2011.Huss, S., and Dwight, L. "Planned Parenthood: 100 years of leadership and controversy." in Leadership and Sexuality. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.Kennedy, David M. Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger. Yale University Press, 1970.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2019

1 hr 5 min

Famous today as the overlooked illustrator of the influential Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck, in her own time Pamela Colman Smith something of an enigma. Known for her lively and enchanting Jamaican folklore performances, her publishing press and literary magazine, and for her extraordinary miniature theatre, Pamela - Pixie to her friends - wove magical worlds where women had agency and gender was fluid. But she was also a woman cloaked in mystery, and who was often Othered by her contemporaries. Join us, together with PCS scholar Elizabeth Foley O'Connor, as we travel from England to Jamaica, New York and Cornwall, tracing this elusive and enigmatic woman. Join us, together with PCS scholar Elizabeth Foley O'Connor, as we travel from England to Jamaica, New York and Cornwall, tracing this elusive and enigmatic woman. Kaplan, Stuart. R., Mary. K. Greer, Elizabeth Foley O'Connor, Melinda Boyd Parsons. Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story. U.S. Games, 2018. O’Connor, Elizabeth Foley. "‘We Disgruntled Devils Don’t Please Anybody’: Pamela Colman Smith, The Green Sheaf, and Female Literary Networks." South Carolina Review 48: 72-89.O’Connor, Elizabeth Foley. "Pamela Colman Smith’s Performative Primitivism" in Caribbean Irish Connections: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Alison Donnell, Maria McGarrity, Evelyn O'Callaghan. University of the West Indies Press, 2015.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2019

1 hr 11 min

Along the rivers and waterways of Mexico, a woman's cries can be heard in the night. Punished for the crime of infanticide, La Llorona wanders in the dark for eternity, ready to snatch away unsuspecting children. But while her story makes for perfect horror film fare, there is more to her than meets the eye. With echoes of the Aztec goddess Cihuacóatl, her significance as a symbol of women's agency and power has been reclaimed in modern feminist reimaginings of La Llorona lore. So turn the lights down low as we prepare for a ghost story that reveals much more about prescribed gender roles than Hollywood would like us to think...If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2019

1 hr

Infamous as the 'Mad Queen of Madagascar', Queen Ranavalona's reign is remembered as one of violence and tyranny. But she was also a queen with a noble mission: to protect the sovereignty and traditional practices of her people from the enormous and oppressive colonial forces of the French and English. Her methods, though, were inventive. Come with us to the island of Madagascar to discover a queen unafraid to poison a witch or two (or a few thousand), hang herself some Christians, and lead her nation to its industrial revolution.Chernock, Arianne. "Queen Victoria and the "Bloody Mary of Madagascar"." Victorian Studies 55.3 (2013): 425-49,575. Web.Kamhi, Alison. "Perceptions of Ranavalona I: A Malagasy Historic Figure as a Thematic Symbol of Malagasy Attitudes Toward History." Letter from the Editors-in-Chief (2002): 29. Encyclopedia of World Biography.Queen of Madagascar Ranavalona I Biography https://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Mi-So/Ranavalona-I-Queen-of-Madagascar.htmlIf you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2019

1 hr

Celebrated as the iconic model and muse for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall has become one of the most recognisable faces in the history of Western art. However, famed for her beauty and romanticised for her tragic personal life, Lizzie Siddall's own art and poetry was largely brushed aside, diminished by the grandeur of the "great men" who surrounded her. Come with us as we button our bonnets and prepare for some grave-digging in order to examine the mythic story of her life and death, and the long undervalued significance of her own work.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2019

1 hr 11 min

From conservative Melbourne to the Bohemian underworld of Paris' Rive Gauche, and a wild mountain hideaway in Positano, Vali Myers led a life like no other. Heralded as the original hippy and the muse of beatniks and hipsters, Vali Myers was an artist, dancer and environmentalist who left entire movements in her wake. After living on the streets and dancing in jazz clubs to stay alive, she went on to establish a wildlife sanctuary in Italy where she painted profound images of the sacred, nature and the feminine. Join us as we uncover the extraordinary life of the woman dubbed the Witch of Positano.For more, read: Arnel Stephanie. Vali Myers, Her Place: Women’s Museum Australia, https://herplacemuseum.com/encounters/vali_myers/ Fitzgerald, Danny and Eve, Lina, directors. His Savage Mistress, 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK1tflgkX8AMcIntosh, Martin, Jones, Gemma, editors. NightFlower: The Life and Art of Vali Myers, Outre Gallery Press, 2012van der Elsken, Ed. Love on the Left Bank, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1999If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2019

55 min 49 sec

In our first episode back for Season Three, we get piratical with the most successful pirate of them all ... a woman! From infamous beginnings, Ching Shih's path crossed with Cheng I, a notorious sea dog who terrorised China's southern coastline. Together, they formed an unstoppable coalition of pirates, with a stranglehold on the precious trade that ran through the Pearl River Delta to Canton. But when Cheng I died a new leader was needed, and Ching Shih stepped up to write her place in history. So get your sea legs ready and prepare for battle as we explore the life of the fierce Ching Shih.If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2019

59 min 9 sec

It's the holidays and whatever you celebrate - Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule or the Solstice - we hope you have a most excellent break and enjoy some festive cheer! In our end of year special, we talk about some of our favourites from the season and then get deep into the figure of Frau Pertcha, the Alpine Goddess whose naughty list you *don't* want to end up on! We then trace her connection to Holda, the protectress of women's crafts and children's souls. So grab some eggnog, charge your yule glasses, and join us for some myth and merriment!If you want to support Deviant Women, follow us on: PatreonTwitter @DeviantWomenFacebook @deviantwomenpodcastInstagram @deviantwomenpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2018

33 min 27 sec