The fabulous Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation) joins us in the HAGS studio this week! We talk social media, self criticism, dating in the modern age, beautiful clowns and the wonder of Comic-Con.
Meet Mellista, Nicole fights for her rights in a Charlotte’s Web production, autism in the media, keeping secrets, sharing secrets and RETURN OF THE JEFF.
BRAVE women, the recent events in and reaction to Charlottesville, when and when NOT to call women brave, The Paradox of Tolerance, benefit of the doubt, SOMEONE who hasn’t read Harry Potter, and YOU GUYS!
That Google memo, discrimination in hiring and promoting, Nicole FINALLY nails her Jeff Foxworthy impression, and we lay out plans for our future Lady Barn.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
- MALALA YOUSAFZAI
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Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator and was the first woman of African American descent to hold a pilot license. Born to a family of share croppers in Texas, she worked in the cotton fields at a young age but also studied in a small segregated school and went on to attend one term of college at Langston University. She developed an early interest in flying, but African Americans, Native Americans, and women had no flight-school opportunities in the United States, so she saved up money to go to France to become a licensed pilot. Coleman achieved her international pilot’s license in 1921. She soon became a successful air show pilot in the United States, and hoped to start a school for African-American fliers. Coleman died in a plane crash in 1926 while testing her new aircraft at the age of 34. Her pioneering role was an inspiration to early pilots and to the African-American and Native American communities.
October 17, 2017