Tell Me More Celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 28, 2012 — Jasmin Darznik left Iran as a child, knowing very little about her family's past. Years later, she found a photograph of her mother as a child-bride with a groom who was not Darznik's father. That starts a long journey of discovery that she chronicles in her book The Good Daughter.
Mar 21, 2012 — Coco Chanel's name is synonymous with high fashion and luxury. She was born into extreme poverty, and eventually revolutionized women's fashion. In her recent biography Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, Lisa Chaney chronicles the life, loves and career of the fashion icon.
Mar 14, 2012 — Egypt's Cleopatra was called "Serpent of the Nile," and England's Mary Tudor, was called "Bloody Mary." Editor Shirin Yim Bridges asks whether these names were fair in the tween book series, The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames.
Mar 7, 2012 — Joan Myers Brown grew up in a time of rigid segregation, both in life and dance. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, author of Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about how Brown tackled racial barriers in the ballet world.
Mar 1, 2012 — Women's History Month starts on Thursday. All through March, Tell Me More will dig into inspiring, bold and sometimes disturbing stories of notable women — from Cleopatra to Coco Channel. To launch the biography series, host Michel Martin talks with two essayists about why it's important to tell women's stories, and how that storytelling has evolved.