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SYFY WIRE Women's History

Forgotten Women of Genre: Jane Arden

By Kayleigh Donaldson

March is Women's History Month. And while we at SYFY FANGRRLS celebrate women's achievements all year long, we're going above and beyond this month with Season 2 of our limited podcast series, Forgotten Women of Genre.

She was a cinematic innovator who pioneered feminist film and theater in Britain during the 1960s. Her radical approach to storytelling paved the way for generations of female directors and writers. She made waves on television, forced audiences to confront the reality of mental illness, and became one of the first women to direct a science-fiction film. Sadly, you've probably never heard of her until today. This is the story of Jane Arden.

Science fiction, fantasy, and all associated genres have finally evolved from a niche interest into a mainstream staple. But the women who have been instrumental in creating and shaping the nerdverse have largely gone unrecognized. Until today. SYFY FANGRRLS' Forgotten Women of Genre tells the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

New episodes of Forgotten Women of Genre will be released every weekday in March. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.