Nevertheless She Existed


This is the radical feminist history party you've been waiting for. Recorded at Caveat in NYC, each episode of Nevertheless She Existed brings the story of an erased woman from history from our LES speakeasy right to your earbuds. You'll hear tales of gay nuns burned as witches, queens of NYC thieves, mothers, warriors, and poets. The fabulous, funny, and fierce comedians Molly Gaebe and Kylie Holloway serve as our hosts and voices as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely say "f*ck yeah" because Nevertheless, She Existed.

  • 14 minutes 30 seconds
    Willie Hobbs Moore with Moiya McTier

    A celebration of the first black woman to earn a PhD in physics.

    Moiya McTier is a New York-based astrophysicist who studies planets outside of our solar system. She's also a folklorist who specializes in using science and logic to build fictional worlds. You can hear all about the worlds she's built on her podcast, Exolore, where she invites experts to help her imagine life on a different alien planet in every episode.

    Please consider donating to Moiya’s patreon:

    Moiya has also asked for donations to be directed to the Loveland Foundation. A fantastic organization that helps Black women and girls get access to therapy and mental healthcare.

    2 July 2020, 3:17 pm
  • 16 minutes 5 seconds
    Mary Ellen Pleasant with Junior Mintt

    Raising a glass to a “capitalist by profession” and all around badass Mary Ellen Pleasant.

    Junior Mintt is a drag artist in Brooklyn, out to show how Minty the world can be with a little kindness, empathy, and a strong Black, Trans, Queer perspective.

    Donate to her patreon and support a black trans artist!

    Junior is the local artist for G.L.I.T.S, a black trans run organization helping black trans people with housing! Donate to them here-

    27 June 2020, 1:07 pm
  • 25 minutes 24 seconds
    Audre Lorde with Catherine Clune-Taylor

    Catherine Clune-Taylor, Ph.D. is a Black queer feminist writer, educator and activist. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Feminist Science and Technology Studies at San Diego State University, which is even cooler than you think it is. About 13.6% cooler, to be precise. Please send her some love, and by love we mean money and venmo her Catherine-Taylor-23

    Catherine would also like to direct donations to the Emergency Relief Fund which provides bail funds to keep trans folks in NYC out of prison. For more resources to support black trans people, look here:

    18 June 2020, 9:00 am
  • 13 minutes 15 seconds
    Marsha P. Johnson with Solange Azor

    Solange Azor (they/them & she/her) is a doula, comedian, and abolitionist based in Brooklyn/Lenape land. At one point you could find them performing standup and supporting births & abortions around the city. These days she is eating pasta, enjoying weed, and asking you to donate to this Fundraiser to house Black Trans folks.

    You can also support Solange individually via Venmo @Solangeaz

    16 June 2020, 9:00 am
  • 1 minute 50 seconds
    BONUS EPISODE: We're Doing A Live Stream!

    Come hang out with us because we are going live!  

    On this special livestream edition, we’re celebrating women in medicine because your gals are topical as hell.  Our lineup of comedians, historians, and storytellers will raise a (very full) glass to the women of yore who took risks, asked hard questions, and saved lives.

    Molly Gaebe and Kylie Holloway are your hosts, giving you a dash of context, a dab of framing, as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely say "f*ck yeah" because Nevertheless, She Existed.

    10 May 2020, 10:29 pm
  • 28 minutes 47 seconds
    Boss of Her Body: Joycelyn Elders

    People Have Been Masturbating Forever. Joycelyn Elders knew it, Arti Gollapudi celebrates her story. 

    Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based comedian who received her bachelor of music from Berklee College of Music and her masters of arts in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch.  Arti uses comedy as a tool to open dialogue about personal identity, trauma, and farts. Follow her on twitter and instagram @artiparty

    31 March 2020, 10:46 am
  • 25 minutes 49 seconds
    Boss of Her Body: Flo Kennedy

    Don't Agonize, Organize. The fabulous hosts of the Violently Funny Podcast raise not one but two glasses to repro rights activist Flo Kennedy.

    Violently Funny is a comedic podcast about domestic violence, dating, sex and sisterhood hosted by survivors Onika McLean (@divaofcomedy) and Brittany Brave (@brittanybrave.) Don't punch back-- punch up. New episodes every Tuesday!

    24 March 2020, 9:00 am
  • 39 minutes 17 seconds
    Boss of Her Body: Susan Wicklund with Lizz Winstead

    It's Lizz Fucking Winstead! The founder of Abortion Access Front (and Molly's boss) stops by our studio to chat activism, why the anti-choice movement in funny, and the late, great abortion provider Susan Wicklund.

    Lizz Winstead is Abortion Access Front’s founder and chief creative officer, is one of the top political satirists working today.

    As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” she forever changed the way people get their news. Now with Abortion Access Front, Winstead has taken her satirical brilliance one step further, combining it with her passion for reproductive rights to expose anti choice hypocrisy and inspiring a whole new model of activism. Founded in 2015 under the name Lady Parts Justice League, Abortion Access Front  is a team of comedians, writers, and producers that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and expose the extremist anti-choice forces working to destroy access to reproductive rights in all 50 states.

    17 March 2020, 9:00 am
  • 28 minutes 8 seconds
    Boss of Her Body: Clelia Duel Mosher

    Ladies Can Breathe Too. Get ready to angry-drink, Sarah Hartshorne celebrates mythbusting Victorian sex scholar Clelia Duel Mosher

    "Sarah Hartshorne is best known as the plus-size contestant on Cycle 9 of America’s Next Top Model and was voted Least Annoying Contestant of her cycle by the now defunct annoying or After the show, she modeled all over the world for clients like Glamour, Vogue, Skechers and more.

    Since “retiring” from modeling she’s performed standup all over NYC and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was part of the Vagical Mystery Tour with Abortion Access Front, where she is currently a writer. You can see her on Netflix’s ‘Explained’ and HBO’s ‘Vice’ on consent. You can follow her @sarahhartshorne"

    10 March 2020, 9:00 am
  • 21 minutes 31 seconds
    Boss of Her Body: Brigid of Kildare

    The Ancient Irish Catholic Abortion Provider. Jaye McBride raises a wee bit of whiskey to Saint Brigid of Kildare.

    Jaye McBride is funny, smart and proudly transgender. Jaye has traveled the world performing stand-up comedy both as a headliner and sharing the stage with comedy greats like Aziz Ansari, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton & Bobcat Goldthwait. Jaye has also been a part of The Boston Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival and the She Devil Comedy Festival.

    In addition to stand-up, Jaye has written, produced and acted in a variety of short films. When not performing on-stage or on-screen Jaye writes ""The Comedy Blog"" for the Times Union and speaks at colleges all across the country with her lecture about being transgender. Having transitioned in 2007, Jaye is uniquely qualified to talk about awkward first dates, strained family relationships and self-acceptance. Follow her @jayemcbride

    3 March 2020, 10:00 am
  • 21 minutes 3 seconds
    Whores, Sluts, and She-Devils: Margo St. James

    Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics. The one and only Solange Azor celebrate the life of sex worker and activist Margo St. James. 

    Solange Azor is a Brooklyn based comedian and writer. You can also find her supporting births as a birth and abortion doula! Follow her @solangenaz on instagram and twitter.

    25 February 2020, 10:00 am
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