Podcast: LGBT Women Through History: Episode 1


Editing a graphic design for her podcast, junior Kalyani Rao learns how to draw on the computer. As the featured image for “LGBT Women In History,” Rao decided she wanted to have a hand drawn image to inspire artistic feelings in her listeners. “I just think it’s fun and down to earth to create an image that I feel like fits my podcast without photos,” Rao said. “I enjoyed learning how to do digital artwork and create the image myself.”

“LGBT Women Through History” is a podcast started by junior Kalyani Rao in August 2021. The podcast aims to cover LGBT female figures throughout different time periods. Rao hopes to inform and entertain listeners with the stories of LGBT women and their lives.

“LGBT Women Through History” is a podcast hosted by journalist Kalyani Rao which revolves around showcasing the lives of important LGBT women throughout history. In the pilot episode, Rao discusses Julie d’Aubigny, a 17th-century sword-slinger and opera singer who set fire to a convent to rescue her girlfriend, dueled men to the death – and won – while being a singer for one of the world’s most famous music companies and died at the mere age of 33.

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