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Not Your Little Lady

Welcome to Not Your Little Lady. Listen and enjoy our podcast that features women living outside of the South's socially accepted norms.

Apr 6, 2022

This week is the 5th anniversary of Not Your Little Lady. In that time the show has been a place to highlight women and femme-identifying individuals in the American South doing amazing things or standing up for a cause, but we've never actually dove into the history of feminism in the region. 

In celebration of 5 years and also the 101st episode Dr. Jessie Wilkerson, associate professor at West Virginia University, Carnegie Fellow and author of To Live Here You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice , is here to guide us through the history of feminism in the American South and talk about Southerners' relationship to the word "feminist".

The Who's that Lady (from History)? is changed to Who are those Ladies (from History)? that include Belle Hooks, Angela Davis, Fannie Lou Hamner, Florence Reece and many others mentioned in the episode.

The Things that Pissed Us Off are the false hope in the "American Dream" and capitalism. 


Dr. Jessie Wilkerson

Twitter: @Dr_JessieW


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