We were honored to interview over 60 women from all walks of life for UNLADYLIKE2020 — leaders in diverse professions nationwide, including activists, politicians, scientists, athletes, and artists. Watch this video to learn what they said when we asked: “What does the word unladylike mean to you?”

Featuring (in order of appearance):

  • Chloe McKenzie, wealth justice activist and CEO of BlackFem and On a Wealth Kick
  • Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Vicki Gold Levi, Co-Author of Atlantic City: 125 Years of Ocean Madness
  • Madeline McCray, playwright, actor, and author of Bessie Coleman: A Dream to Fly
  • Dava Sobel, science writer and author of The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, , Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The New York Times Magazine, creator of the 1619 Project, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
  • Twila Moon, climate change scientist and researcher at the National Snow & Ice Data Center
  • Ai-jen Poo, labor organizer and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Cookie Woolner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Memphis and author of The Famous Lady Lovers
  • Hannah Kimberley, author of A Woman’s Place is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers
  • Amy Holmes, political analyst and commentator for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Real Time with Bill Maher
  • LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, historian, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and founder of the Sacred Stone Camp, the first encampment of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, activist, educator, writer, and member of the Ferguson Commission
  • Fairland Ferguson, trick rider and roman rider for the Dixie Stampede and Cavalia

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