5 Empowering Shows To Binge On
It’s Women’s History Month and we’ve got your binge-worthy list queue’d up for you:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Cheer on our protagonist, Mrs. Maisel, as she pushes the limits with humor and glam in 1950s New York City. Maisel calls out issues women still face today – apologizing when we don’t need to, dumbing down our intelligence, traditional family roles, body shame and criticism for pursuing her own career.
The Handmaid's Tale
This show is a total eye-opener. The setting of the show takes place in a totalitarian USA where Women’s Freedoms are completely restricted. Women are forced to bear elite couples’ children, have no privacy and are only allowed to leave the home to go shopping. While this is a fictional story, it theatrically depicts what could happen if Women do not advocate for their rights.
Olivia Pope is a power-house protagonist. She is the epitome of a fierce, independent female in charge. She runs her own business and some (very powerful) characters lean on her for advice and support. I love this series because it spotlights an influential Woman of color that built her own empire.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy Schmidt is a satire comedy about a woman literally escaping from being held hostage in a bunker. She goes on to move to NYC and starts her life anew. She overcomes all obstacles the real world and the big city throw at her, all the while having a positive attitude. Even the titles of each episode celebrates minor life achievments - example "Kimmy Goes to a Party!" or "Kimmy Finds a Liar!" If you're looking for motivation with a laugh, Kimmy Schmidt will deliver.
Orange is the New Black
OITNB is another girl-power favorite. Piper Chapman turns herself into the authorities and leaves her fiancé, career and otherwise ‘picture-perfect’ life to pay time in a women’s prison in Connecticut. Piper is exposed to the struggles other women face and expands her horizons in ways beyond what she imagined before. OITNB is unique because it puts the spotlight on our prison system and social issues Women, Minorities and LGBT communities struggle with.
Link up with some of your favorite females for an empowering hour of dance-cardio.