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Media List for Women’s History Month 2020

In response to University policy regarding the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), we have had to postpone the remainder of our planned Spring 2020 events and programs. Unfortunately, this includes the annual Women’s Empowerment Keynote Address, which we traditionally hold in March to celebrate and recognize Women’s History Month.

Despite not being able to hold physical events at this time, we still want to provide our community with opportunities to recognize this month. Below please find a list of media, from books to movies to podcasts, created by and recognizing women and women’s history. These items were suggested and recommended by staff and students from the CICCE, as well as our division as a whole, the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement!

Books (Fiction)

  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Books (Non-Fiction)

  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Crunk Feminist Collection edited by Brittney Cooper, Susana Morris, and Robyn Boylor
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  • Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
  • Life in Motion by Misty Copeland
  • More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth
  • No Higher Honor by Condoleezza Rice
  • Off Air: My Journey to the Anchor Desk by Sheba Turk
  • Paddlefish by Christine Warren
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
  • Vanity Fair’s Women on Women edited by Radhika Jones & David Friend
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero


  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood
  • Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva
  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  • The works of Audre Lorde
  • The works of Margaret Atwood
  • The works of Maya Angelou


  • 8th Grade (2018)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • Erin Brockovich (2000)
  • The Farewell (2019)
  • Frida (2002)
  • Girlhood (2014)
  • Hidden Figures (2016) 
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • A League of Their Own (1992)
  • Little Women (2019)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Moana (2016)
  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • Roma (2018)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)


  • A Ballerina’s Tale (2015)
  • DNA: Secret of Photo 51 (2007)
  • Equal Means Equal (2016)
  • Knock Down the House (2019)
  • Miss Representation (2011)
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Short Films

  • After Birth By Bronwen Parker-Rhodes (2020)
  • Heroin(e) (2017)
  • Homecoming by Beyoncé (2019)
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé (2016)
  • Single in China by Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia (2020)

TV Shows

  • Big Little Lies (2017 – )
  • Claws (2017 – )
  • Dear White People (2017 – )
  • Fleabag (2016 – 2019)
  • One Day at a Time (2017 – )
  • Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
  • Pose (2018)
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018 – )