History: The Shequel

May 17, 2020

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Former school teacher turned Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Ida B. Wells, exposes the violence against black Americans in the post Civil War South! Born to shine a light on the truth in America, physical and verbal threats couldn’t shut Ida up, or stop her commitment to chronicling the experience of African-Americans during this violent time in America’s past. This is History: The Shequel hosted by Erin and Mina.


May 10, 2020

Lights, camera, action! This week’s subject wasn’t just in front of the camera, she was the first major female behind it too! From London to Hollywood, this Paramount Player used down time on set to learn how to break through the glass lens of directors! Ida Lupino is the original multi-hyphenate. This is History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin and Mercy.

May 3, 2020

This country has a disease and there’s only one cure for it – America’s first black female doctor. Fighting racism and sexism with a stethoscope and a tongue depressor, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler healed her way into trailblazer status on this weeks History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin and Ciara.

April 26, 2020

Meet Claude Cahun, a prisoner of the binary culture of early 20th century France, this gender non-conforming photographer emerged from her culture a hero to queer art and a fighter of fascism. Forgotten among the names of talented surrealists no more.

April 19, 2020

You’ve never met an Aries like March Fong Eu! This hard working straight A student defied everyone’s racist obstacles to become the first Asian American woman nominated to office. She fought for reproductive rights, gender equality, against anti-Asian sentiments and is the reason California enjoys mail in ballots. Ever had to put a dime in a toilet to pee? Well, you can thank March for that. In the words of her political campaign, March Fong Makes Me Happy and she’ll make you happy to in this week’s History: The Shequel.

April 12, 2020

Bullies, race, social class, rejection, nothing could stop the remarkable ascent of the first black science fiction writer, Octavia Butler, from transforming herself from a shy, awkward introvert to shy, awkward award winning author. All that and more about this groundbreaking talent in this week’s History: The Shequel.

April 5, 2020

What are you hungry for? An evening dismantling racism or a gumbo that sticks to your ribs? Well, at Dooky Chase’s, you get both, baby doll! Get your belly ready for a heaping bowl full of Civil Rights Maven and Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase. This is History: The Shequel hosted by Erin, Tiniary and Hoku.

March 29, 2020

America can’t have nice things, including female astronauts in the first space program. We tried, when 13 women tested for outer space exploration, but the men in charge were whiny baby men who couldn’t handle how well the female candidates did and canceled the program. Learn all about Jerrie Cobb, who should have been the first woman in space, in this week’s History: The Shequel hosted by Erin and Selina.

March 22, 2020

Born way ahead of her time, Chavela Vargas kicked gender and sexuality right in the conojes when she dared to sing emotional rancheras directly to women while showing the world exactly who she was. Get to know this queer icon in this weeks History: The Shequel. Hosted by Erin and cool teen, Tanairy.

March 15, 2020

Alice Marble wasn’t an Amazonian warrior princess, but she might as well have been. A tennis pro who racked up eighteen Grand Slam titles and still somehow found the time to spy on some nasty Nazis. Get ready to have your hair blown back by the top spin serve of this week’s episode of History: The Shequel hosted by Erin Gibson and Cool Teen, Mina.

March 8, 2020

Lozen, born in picturesque Ojo Caliente, she died a prisoner of the (cruel/evil/wrongheaded) American government after using her Apache warrior powers of intuition and cunning to fight back against a country of thirsty bitches who wanted to mine her land for stupid minerals. She’s the subject of this week’s History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin Gibson and Cool Teen, Selina.

March 1, 2020

Lil’ Debbie Sampson, an indentured child servant who taped down her boobs, shoved her hair under a hat and joined the Revolutionary War to fight the British. A brilliant woman who took advantage of a stupid time to pursue her dreams of being the first American female soldier. She’s the subject this episode, hosted by Erin Gibson and Cool Teen, Ciara. We end the episode with words from female veterans about the importance of the Deborah Sampson Act.

For the full video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1_bsnd6pAo

For more about the Deborah Sampson Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2452 [congress.gov]

February 7, 2020

Women’s History Month is coming and so are the women! Erin Gibson is joined each week by a cool teen to chat about influential women of the past who shaped our world walking backwards, and in heels. History: The Shequel will cover the first female astronaut trainees, to abandoned Apache warriors. Join us every Monday for a new episode of History: The Shequel, because the Future is Female, and so was the past.