Meet the Woman Behind Womankind

Photograph by Christina Shaw, Shaw Photography Co.

Photograph by Christina Shaw, Shaw Photography Co.


HI, Friends!

My name is Kelsey Novits, and I am the creator, producer, and host of Womankind. After the 2016 election, I felt disillusioned and burdened by womanhood. I was very frustrated by the scrutiny women face in many aspects of society. In an effort to understand these feelings better and take some ownership over the idea of womanhood, I started this podcast to pursue an answer to the question: “What does it mean to be a woman in today’s world?”

After nearly two years and nearly fifty episodes featuring women from diverse backgrounds, I’ve learned that the answer to this question is complicated. There is no right answer. In fact, there are infinite answers. This only makes me want to pursue this question more.

Each woman I interview has a unique definition of womanhood. However, as you listen, you’ll notice common threads through many responses. I’m not sure exactly what this means for my definition of womanhood, but I do know that this means that this is only the beginning. Join me on this journey by subscribing to Womankind Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!