The Wing’s New Podcast Wants to Rewrite Women’s History


Even if you’ve never stepped feet inside The Wing’s women-focused co-working space, we substantially know what one looks like. Since rising in 2016, The Wing has fast expanded, holding over a cities and a Instagram feeds with a millennial pinkish walls and luminary speakers. By many, it’s seen as a ultimate cool-girl hangout, a place where we can take a call inside a “Fran Fine” phone room, induce your skeleton for universe domination, and, soon, dump your child off for childcare. And now, those same vibes are entrance directly into your ears with a launch of The Wing’s new podcast, No Man’s Land.

The story podcast, that premiered on Thursday, is all about “women who were too bad for your textbooks.” Hosted by Alexis Coe, The Wing’s in-house historian, any part dives into a life of a opposite rule-breaking woman.

The women themselves? They come from a verbatim spreadsheet Coe has been building given her days in grad school, and it facilities hundreds of women on it, women whose stories she’s wanted to dissect.

“It’s critical that people comprehend this is not a podcast in that I’m customarily revelation a autobiography that we have compiled,” Coe explains to “I’m indeed doing strange research. As a historian, given this is what we do, I’m lerned in this, we can’t customarily take any story as literal; we have to check all sources. And what’s been unequivocally fun is that when we check a sources, we always find holes and gaps, and we find mistakes… so we indeed do mangle belligerent in women’s history, and I’m unequivocally unapproachable of that.”

First adult on a podcast is Stephanie St. Clair, differently famous as “Queenie,” a mafiosi in 1920s Harlem, who also used her energy to write editorials about voting, authorised rights, and fighting opposite military brutality. Queenie was someone Coe had review about in an educational press book created by LaShawn Harris, and she had suspicion about her for some time after. At a time, Queenie was a customarily lady in her locus with a chair during a table, though given during one indicate she left from history, Coe wanted to figure out what happened to her:

The podcast will also underline women whose histories we might consider we know already…but Coe dives deeper. “They are women who have…either been reduced to one thing, customarily given their narratives have been told by men, or in a competition to locate adult with ‘men’s history,’ there have been extensive biographies, and we’ve mislaid a details.” Coe explains that a third part of a podcast will concentration on a 29-year-old Ida B. Wells, who discovers something about her vicinity that changes her life and puts her in danger; it’s a story Coe has wanted to tell given 2013.

“American story has been traditionally told by white men, and they tend to customarily embody other white group in textbooks,” she says. “This is hapless for a education, and it’s an annoyance of cache for a woman’s historian, like me.”

The podcast’s initial deteriorate will have 6 episodes with one expelled any week. You can now listen to No Man’s Land on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play.


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