Dr. Linda Hazzard, the Seattle Fasting Specialist | Episode 69

If you had an ailment in the early 1900's. Linda Hazzard had a solution for you. That solution was fasting, a process she helped you complete in her private Washington Sanatorium, where she would oversee your meals (or lack thereof), your "treatments" (which included enemas and extreme body massages), and, in some cases, your wealth. She claimed her method of fasting could detox the body, cure disease, and make a person feel good as new...unless it killed you.

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The Countess di Castiglione, the Selfie Queen of Paris | Episode 68

The Countess di Castiglione, sometimes referred to as the original Selfie Queen, was a socialite in Paris who established herself there by having an affair with Napoleon. From then on, she had many affairs with society men, but she was most known by everyone in Paris society as the woman who meticulously (and some would say narcissistically) art-directed hundreds of photos of herself - in the mid-1800's.

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The Woman Who Designed the Hearst Castle, Julia Morgan | Episode 67

Julia Morgan's architectural genius was overlooked by history for almost a hundred years before she posthumously earned the American Institute of Artists Gold Medal, the first woman ever to do so. Besides the design largely considered to be her masterpiece, the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Julia was responsible for designing myriad buildings, mostly in California, that stand the test of time today.

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Tracey "Africa Norman - Model, Performer, and Transgender Icon | Episode 66

Tracey "Africa" Norman is a trans woman whose modeling career was on a roll in the 70's and 80's, with Vogue and Essence covers and even her face on one of Clairol's most popular box colors of its time - until someone learned her secret, and outed her to the rest of the modeling world. Years went by and other activists, models, and actors like Janet Mock and Laverne Cox learned of Tracey as their own careers began to rise, and took huge inspiration from her. Now her modeling career is blossoming once again thanks to changing national attitudes about gender, beauty, and identity. We have a long way to go, but people like Tracey are helping to create systemic change just by unabashedly being who they are.

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The Transgender Spy of 18th Century France, Chevaliere d'Eon | Episode 64

The Chevaliere D'Eon was a woman in 18th century France (historically known as Chevalier d'Eon) who, born as a man, was a soldier, a lawyer, and a spy for King Louis XV for many years before publicly declaring herself a woman, which was accepted as truth by the public. She acquired feminist works and did swordplay demonstrations in her heavy dresses. She lived as a woman for thirty three years in post-revolutionary France.

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Marion Stokes: Keeper of VHS Chronicles for Over 30 Years | Episode 62

In the coming years, you will be able to search the Internet Archive and find footage from news cycles between 1975 and 2012. Because TV stations at the time usually erased their footage so they could record new segments on old tapes, the only reason you will soon be able to see these programs is because one woman, Marion Stokes, took it upon herself to record the 24 hour news cycle all on her own. 

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Queen Liliʻuokalani: The First Queen and Last Regent of Hawai'i | Episode 61

Queen Lili was the first queen to rule Hawai’i alone - she also happened to be Hawai’i's last monarch before the US stole the country from the Native Hawaiians in a violent and illegal coup, and annexed it as a territory and later state of the US. She was a songwriter and a pacifist and though she did not have much time on the throne, she was and continues to be beloved by her people.

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Asian-American Women Take Flight: Katherine Cheung and Hazel Ying Lee | Episode 60

Anna May Wong is considered Hollywood's first Asian American movie star. Despite being forced to portray racist roles in the films Hollywood was peddling at the time, Anna was persistent about pursuing roles that could satiate her desire to play three dimensional Asian characters on the screen, traveling across Europe and China in an effort to find herself and roles she might actually enjoy playing. Anna May Wong was and is an inspiration to some of the best actresses and filmmakers working today, including Lucy Liu, who received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to Anna May Wong's on May 1, 2019, making her the second Asian actor on the Walk.

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The First Chinese-American Hollywood Movie Star, Anna May Wong | Episode 59

Anna May Wong is considered Hollywood's first Asian American movie star. Despite being forced to portray racist roles in the films Hollywood was peddling at the time, Anna was persistent about pursuing roles that could satiate her desire to play three dimensional Asian characters on the screen, traveling across Europe and China in an effort to find herself and roles she might actually enjoy playing. Anna May Wong was and is an inspiration to some of the best actresses and filmmakers working today, including Lucy Liu, who received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to Anna May Wong's on May 1, 2019, making her the second Asian actor on the Walk.

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The First Asian-American Member Of Congress, Patsy Mink | Episode 58

Patsy Mink is known for being the first Asian American woman elected to Congress, but her amazingness stretches far beyond that. Thanks to sexism and prejudice, Patsy was barred from attending medical school despite a stellar academic record. Her dream of becoming a doctor dashed by circumstances beyond her control, Patsy turned her attention to making sure all women had equal opportunities in education, becoming a lawyer and then a congresswoman who authored the revolutionary Title IX legislation that changed education in this country forever. Her accomplishments were numerous and her drive unmatched. Patsy Mink was one seriously bad bitch.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Protected The River Of Grass | Episode 57

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a writer, activist, and accidental conservationist. She was already heading toward middle age, having worked as a journalist and for the Navy and the Red Cross, by the time she discovered the Florida Everglades. Once it became clear to her that Florida was on the verge of destroying the unique and incredible ecosystem that only existed in the Sunshine State, she spent the rest of her long life writing about and working toward utter preservation of the Florida Everglades. She lived to see the Everglades become completely protected thanks in large part to her work, and advocated for them until her death at 108. Good witch? We think so!

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The Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe | Episode 56

When you think of the origins of Rock n'Roll, chances are names like Elvis Presley and Chuck Barry come to mind. But more than a decade before, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was pioneering the new sound and creating unique hits that went on to influence all of the male "inventors" and "godfathers" of Rock n' Roll. She was a Black, openly bisexual woman whose gospel background provided the foundation for what we now think of as Rock n' Roll. She was a good witch who paved the way for a new sound that changed music as we knew it.

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Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts | Episode 55

Juliette Gordon Low, known as “Crazy Daisy” for her good-natured childhood antics, led a long and interesting life before deciding at the age of fifty to found the Girl Scouts of America. She went deaf thanks to ear infections, and didn't let that hold her back. She was intent on helping young girls of all races and backgrounds get outdoors, learn new skills, and find their independence. Today, 50 million girls have joined the Girl Scouts since the organization's founding in 1911. She was the very definition of a Good Witch. 

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The Rival Lady Kingpins of Australia | Episode 54

Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh were two of Australia's most notorious kingpins. And yes, they were women. They ruled the Australian criminal underground for at least half a decade during Prohibition and they did it while fostering their bitter, violent rivalry. Even when they were dogged by police, it was almost impossible to get these two behind bars. These two were seriously bad bitches (not in the role-model kind of way) - and you're gonna love their story.

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Baroque Master Painter, Artemisia Gentileschi | Episode 52

Artemisia Gentileschi is, to this day, considered one of the Italian Baroque period's more brilliant painters. Having mastered her craft at a ridiculously young age, Artemisia became a household name early on. But because the art world was so staunchly male, she had to fight against the misogynistic bullshit of the time, even taking a man to trial for rape. She brought a uniquely feminine perspective (duh) that had been lacking in art, making her pretty much one of a badass kind. 

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780735232112

Timeline: Women of the World Unite! http://interactive.unwomen.org/multimedia/timeline/womenunite/en/index.html#/1940

INTRO - 14:47 | Our guest host, Alyssa, shares the biblical back-story of Judith to set up herr feature story.

15:45 - 52:45 | Alyssa share the person of this week, Artemisia Genilischi. Thank you, Alyssa for being a very Good Witch and sharing this story with us!

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Lizzie Magie, The Lost Inventor of "Monopoly" | Episode 51

You may have heard the story of Charles Darrow, the ingenious inventor of Monopoly, who came up with the idea one day in a random stroke of brilliance while playing with his son. 

The real story is much more complicated, originating thirty years prior with a woman who was staunchly anti-capitalist, and created the game as a way to teach people about a concept called single-tax economics. When Darrow stole her game and sold it to Parker Brothers, Magie's story was lost - until now! 

INTRO - 13:48 | NSFW CONTENT WARNING!!! Deanna shares an article about a gamer’s experience with a Sims 4 sex mod, Wicked Whims, and it is hilarious, disturbing, graphic, and completely absurd. Please, please, please, listen with caution.

14:45 - 42:00 | Hannah presents our person of the week, Lizzie Magie.

INTRO - 13:12 | Hannah shares an article about a group of conservative Christians who believe Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s runs a 24-7 witch coven dedicated to cursing Donald Trump. Where do we sign up?

14:15 - 41:25 | Deanna presents our person of the week, Mary Eliza Mahoney.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez episode: https://gwbbpodcast.com/episodes/s01e19-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

Gisella Perl episode: https://gwbbpodcast.com/episodes/s01e05-gisella-perl

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Mary Eliza Mahoney, The First African-American Nurse | Episode 50

Mary Elizabeth Mahoney was the first Black female nurse in the United States and one of the first women to register to vote when women won the right to vote in Boston. She worked her ass off to help other Black women join the nursing profession and left a legacy that saw her inducted in the Women Hall of Fame. She was the very definition of a Good Witch.

INTRO - 13:12 | Hannah shares an article about a group of conservative Christians who believe Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s runs a 24-7 witch coven dedicated to cursing Donald Trump. Where do we sign up?

14:15 - 41:25 | Deanna presents our person of the week, Mary Eliza Mahoney.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez episode: https://gwbbpodcast.com/episodes/s01e19-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

Gisella Perl episode: https://gwbbpodcast.com/episodes/s01e05-gisella-perl

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