Tell Me More Celebrates Women's History Month
As women around the world rewrite their roles in society, we'll explore how biographies of notable women reflect those changes. In the coming weeks, we'll dive into biographies of divas and dancers, leaders of nations and queens of fashion. And we hope to introduce you to the authors who will be writing the next chapters of women's history.
March 28, 2012 Jasmin Darznik left Iran as a child, knowing very little about her family's past. Years later, she found a photograph of her mother as a child-bride with a groom who was not Darznik's father. That starts a long journey of discovery that she chronicles in her book The Good Daughter.
March 21, 2012 Coco Chanel's name is synonymous with high fashion and luxury. She was born into extreme poverty, and eventually revolutionized women's fashion. In her recent biography Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, Lisa Chaney chronicles the life, loves and career of the fashion icon.
March 7, 2012 Joan Myers Brown grew up in a time of rigid segregation, both in life and dance. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, author of Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about how Brown tackled racial barriers in the ballet world.