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  • Wilma Mankiller was an advocate for women’s and Indigenous people’s rights. Her passion led the local activist to become the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and the first woman elected as chief of a major Native tribe.
    This story was produced by Olivia Riçhard. Sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Nicole Haroutunian and edited by Abby Sher. Our narrator was Katie Anvil Rich. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible!
    This story is from the new Rebel Girls app! You can listen to more stories like this, PLUS sleepy stories, soundscapes, and all the podcast episodes you know and love. Just go to go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on to download and listen for free!

  • [This episode originally aired March 9, 2021.] In this episode we meet Zainab Salbi. Raised under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein by parents who were trapped among his inner circle, Zainab Salbi grew up knowing fear, war, and the pain caused by corrupt and powerful people. In response, at a young age, she committed herself to building a better world—especially for women. After moving to the United States, at age 23, Zainab founded Women for Women, an international organization that, since 1993, has provided financial support, job training, and other services to 500,000 women survivors of war.

    About the Narrator
    Philomena Kwao grew up incredibly curious and highly focused on her education. She dreamt of becoming a health policy maker or global health agency which led her to get her masters in International Health management. Moving to NYC and ultimately signing with JAG in July 2013, made her grow as a person in many ways. She knows that she wants to do EVERYTHING in fashion and use it as a launching pad to work with healthcare in developing countries, especially Ghana.

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, Inc. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced, sound designed, and mixed by Camille Stennis, written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi . Special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. For more, visit rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay rebel!

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  • Hey Rebels! On November 12th all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available now in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like sleepy stories and audio activities. Find it here https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on.
    The Rebel Girls app - every Rebel's new favorite destination!

  • Once upon a time, there was a girl from Japan with arms so strong she could serve a tennis ball at more than 120 miles per hour. Her name is Naomi Osaka - a powerful professional tennis player who has taken the sport by storm and has become an advocate for mental health. Naomi has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles.

    About the Narrator
    Megalyn Echikunwoke is an actor, writer singer and dancer. Discovered at a high school theater camp by a Hollywood manager, she got her start in the industry at 14. She has a striking presence with an undeniable talent through her range of portrayals of characters in television, film and the theater. Though she was raised by a widowed, single mother who worked as a registered nurse on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, she is of Igbo-Nigerian, German, Irish and Scandinavian descent. She is also the granddaughter of a Igbo tribal leader which technically makes her African royalty. Inspired by her many cultural influences, Megalyn believes in the power of art and storytelling to expose injustice, shift culture and heal communities. 

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis, Lu Miranda and Craig Billmeir. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. Haley Dapkus is our Production Manager. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! For more, visit rebelgirls.com. And if you like what you heard, don’t forget to rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends! Until next time, stay REBEL!

  • (This episode originally aired 6/25/2018) Once upon a time, in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City, there was a girl who lived in a blue house. Her name was Frida. From the outside, Frida's blue house was a common stucco building, with bright blue walls, tall windows, and green shutters. But past the entrance, a world of wonder awaited.

    THE HOST
    Pamela Fionna Adlon is an EMMY Award Winning American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. Pamela Adlon lent her voice to benefit the United Service Organization where Timbuktu made a donation in her name.

    CREDITS
    This episode was written by Francesca Cavallo, who is also a producer of the show with Elena Favilli. Sound design is by Elettra Bargiacchi.

  • In this episode we meet Ruby Bridges, who, as a very young child desegregated a public elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. That means she was the first Black student ever to go to that school. Ruby’s bravery in the face of immense bigotry helped further the cause of equal access to education! Her story is brought to us by Marley Dias, the amazing founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! 

    About the Narrator
    Marley Dias is the 15-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!. #1000BlackGirlBooks is an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character. Marley launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive in November of 2015 with the help of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, leveraging the power of social media to reach a larger audience. Marley has collected over 12,000 books to-date. She was recognized by TIME, as one of the 25 most influential teens in 2018 and was identified as the youngest member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list to date. Marley resides in West Orange, NJ with her mother and father. 

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced, sound designed, and mixed by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Corinne Peterson is Production Manager. This episode was written by Kirsti Jewel. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. It was narrated by Marley Dias, who we will get to know better on Thursday’s episode! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit Rebel Girls dot com. Until next time, stay rebel!