Celebrating Women’s Voices: Book and Podcast Recommendations for Women’s History Month

By Havann Brown on March, 8 2024

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As we step into Women’s History Month, Common Justice honors the diverse and powerful narratives of women through a carefully curated list of books and podcasts. Our selection aims to amplify women’s voices from all walks of life, highlighting their struggles, triumphs, and indomitable spirit. Let’s take this opportunity to deepen our knowledge, expand our perspectives, and inspire action towards a more equitable world. This month and beyond, we invite our community to join us in exploring these empowering stories. 

Books That Transform Perspectives 

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall challenges mainstream feminism’s focus and brings to light the essential issues that affect women, especially women of color, in everyday life. Kendall’s perspective encourages readers to consider basic needs like food security, education, and safe neighborhoods as feminist issues. 

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis dives into the complex interplay of feminism, race, and class in America. Through a historical lens, Davis examines the women’s liberation movement and its intersection with the struggles of Black women and other minorities. 

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine blends poetry, essays, and visuals to explore the realities of racial discrimination in contemporary American society. Through the lens of everyday encounters and media, Rankine lays bare the impacts of racism on the psychological and physical well-being of Black women. 

Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality by Jennifer C. Nash examines how black feminism and the concept of intersectionality have been adopted and adapted in academic and popular discourses.  


Podcasts That Empower and Educate 

The Our Body Politic Podcast is an inclusive space that offers a unique lens on the challenges and triumphs faced by women of color in the United States. It explores politics, health, economics, and more through inspiring and mobilizing stories.   

You Must Remember This: A Karina Longworth Podcast dives into Hollywood’s first century’s secret and forgotten history. This podcast sheds light on the women who shaped Hollywood, and their stories of resilience, creativity, and resistance against a backdrop of changing times. 

The Women Behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott: The Code Switch Podcast highlights the pivotal roles played by women in the Montgomery boycotts. It celebrates the often-overlooked contributions of women to the Civil Rights Movement, showcasing their strategic brilliance and unwavering courage. 

Encyclopedia Womannica Podcast features brief, inspiring stories of women from history who made their mark in every field imaginable. It’s a testament to the impact women have had on science, politics, the arts, and beyond. 


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