Women's History Month is celebrated each March in the United States as a way to "amplify women's voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future."
The theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” This theme recognizes "women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media."
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Women's History Month for this film program. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
The following program of short films celebrate women trailblazers and show the kinds of obstacles these women faced, as well as common threads between their stories. We celebrate the empowerment of women across many cultures!
“Power expands the moment it’s shared. And women often want to do that. When they're invested, they want to give back, they want to pay it forward. And that’s what we do at Vital Voices. We simply search the world for these leaders with a vision for extraordinary change. And we invest in them to take that vision to scale.”
Cari Beauchamp is an award-winning author, film historian and documentary filmmaker. In her book about the nearly lost history of the powerful women writers of early Hollywood, Without Lying Down, she resurrects the figure of Frances Marion, who reigned as the highest paid screenwriter or two decades. With the book nearing its 20th anniversary, we talk to Cari about how she rescued Frances Marion "from the footnotes of history."
Angelina Pendleton-Mendez interviews Maria Mendez, her paternal grandmother, about her family and their journey.
A brief look at the journey towards Equity for Women and the Women's Suffragette Movement directed and narrated by MY HERO intern Kitty Richardson.
Michelle Obama has recently made history as the first African American to become the First Lady of the United States.
Elizebeth Friedman is known as "America's first female cryptanalyist" for her work deciphering codes between Nazi forces during WWII.
The following stories have a link so you can hear the audio as you read. Great for ESL students, visually impaired or blind students.
Height was a civil rights/women's rights activist and an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
Her story was hidden for decades: Katherine Johnson plotted multiple flight courses for NASA, including the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the first spaceship to reach the moon.
Directors Charlotte Rangin and Sandra Rattley accept the Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award for their series UNLADYLIKE2020 at the 16th annual MY HERO International Film Festival. Remarks by MY HERO director Jeanne Meyers, sponsor Eva Haller, MY HERO Film Festival director Wendy Milette.
"Sally Ride is considered a hero because she has done amazing things, like when she went on the STS-7 mission in 1983."
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Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO Story Director Abigail Richardson
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
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