I'm Angela Todd.
I have always been that girl -- the one talking to little old ladies in the grocery store; the one reading a parade of women's biographies, autobiographies, and history; the one asking my kid where the women are and where are they going to live on that Lego space ship... I'm always looking for where the women are, and what their stories are.
I say it, and I believe it: every woman has a story worth saving.
I love having long white hair and I LOVE being in my 50s.
I'm on a mission to capture women's stories.
I am working to save stories usually relegated to the sidelines of history -- especially those of women, but also workers, activists, community groups, or salons.
I spent 18 years as "archivist and senior research scholar" in a science archive at a top research university: curating 30,000 portraits from daguerrotype to digital and ferreting out women to add to the biographical files. I gave up on dead people and now I help living women make history. That means you.
In my institutional work, I published articles and curated exhibits using biography, archives, and photographs. I helped research a missing German Jewish art collection and tracked down a date for a plant photo whose details would determine whether or not it made the endangered species list in its region.
I have undergraduate degrees in women's studies and English, a Master's degree in Literature and cultural theory, and hold the PhD/abd in cultural studies.I live with my mate, two kids, two cats, and a dog in what I call the Pittsburbs in western Pennsylvania. We are a foster family for The Foster Farm, a one-woman show placing animals in homes instead of shelters until they are adopted.
I welcome your questions and would love to come speak to your group, too!
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