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#WHM2022: Filmmakers & Shakers of History

Let's celebrate Women's History Month 2022!

Fun fact about me: I'm a bonafide history geek. The quote attributed to Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "Well-behaved women seldom make history," is one of my personal mantras. Documentaries, PBS, and the Smithsonian channel are my jam. Whenever I travel, I constantly research nearby museums and try to visit at least one. Like I said, bonafide history geek.

I know plenty of people snoozed their way through history class; however, I actually minored in history as an undergrad at (surprise, surprise) a women's college. My academic focus included women's history, pop culture, media, and how it affects society.

So, way back in 2017, I decided to combine several of my passions and publish social media posts about women in film history. I started out pretty small, but it's now snowballed into a 31-day tribute to Hollywood history's female filmmakers and shakers. Since then, it's become a tradition to research and post about women in film history in March on social media. So far, I have learned about and shared the stories of over 100 women in the film and media industries. Some I knew about, some I had never heard of before, but all of their stories are equally valid and inspiring. Looking back at the last five years that I've been doing this, I can't help but view it as a celebration.

I'm so excited that I've finally finalized the list of women I will feature this year! While it was extremely difficult to narrow it down, I've organized them by decades:

  • 1860s-1890s

  • 1900s-1910s

  • 1920s-1930s

  • 1940s-1950s

  • 1960s-1970s

  • 1980s-1990s

  • 2000s

This list is just a tiny representation of the many, many women who can and should be honored for their contributions to film and entertainment history. If you'd like to see some posts from years past, I'll include them below.

And, suppose you'd like to follow along this year on Instagram or Twitter? In that case, I'll be tagging all of my social media posts for March with #WHM2022 and #WomensHistory. I would love to see your posts, too!


Women's History Month 2019

Women's History Month 2020

Women's History Month 2021


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