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TOP 10: Anne Hathaway Delivers Keynote Address at UN Women’s Day

Anne Hathaway at UN/Photo: Twitter for Michelle King

Anne Hathaway Delivers Keynote Address at UN Women’s Day: B. Giacomazzo–fansided.com–3/13/17–Photo: Michelle King/Twitter

TWE INTERVIEW: Amy Simon Brings Women’s History to Life in One-Woman Show

Amy Simon

By Stacey Gualandi/March 9, 2016

TWITTER: @sheshistoryamy

Amy Simon calls herself a cultural “her”storian. This writer-actress celebrates everyone from Betsy Ross to Hillary Clinton in her latest solo play which is anything but a one-woman show.

Another of Simon’s works,  Cheerios in my Underwearholds the record for the longest-running solo play in Los Angeles, CA. Now she’s on track to break that seven-year record.

She once asked the question, “Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Eleanor Roosevelt?”

So she came up with another solution: She’s History: The Most Dangerous Women in America Then and Now. From Bella Abzug to Susan B. Anthony to Lilly Ledbetter (whom I’ve interviewed on The Women’s Eye Radio Show!), Amy salutes American women who make and made history.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Simon is performing on March 13th in Hollywood, CA. She says many of us share a collective guilt of not knowing who these historical women are, and feeling like we should. But she says that’s her job. “I’m happy to be the one to tell you; that’s why I do what I do,” says Simon. And there are plenty of women to go around.

Simon shared her story on TWE Radio and talked about how she came to portray so many fabulous females…  [Read more…]

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TOP 10: Alice Paul: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Alice Paul Google Doodle

Alice Paul: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know: Tom Cleary–heavy.com–1/11/16

TOP 10: Patricia Arquette Spoke Out for Women During Oscar Acceptance Speech

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood/Photo from movie

Patricia Arquette Spoke Out for Women During Oscar Acceptance Speech: Maggie Pehanick–popsugar.com–2/23/14–VIDEO

TOP 10: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi: “I Don’t Think Women Can Have It All Either”

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi at Aspen Institute/2014

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi: “I Don’t Think Women Can Have It All Either”: M. Whiteman–aspeninstitute.org–7/8/14

TOP 10: How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights

Bicycle illustration from Library of Congress

How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights: Adrienne LaFrance–theatlantic.com–6/26/14–Photo: Library of Congress

TOP 10: A Precarious Time for Afghan Women

Afghan women: it's a precarious time for them

A Precarious Time for Afghan Women: David Zucchino–latimes.com–2/6/14–Photo: Carolyn Cole

TOP 10: Malala Yousafzai Addresses Harvard Audience

Malala at Harvard/Boston Globe

Malala Yousafzai Addresses Harvard Audience: Brian MacQuarrie–bostonglobe.com–9/27/13–Photo: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff