Women in Wyoming Podcast

Listen to every episode from Chapter I: Breaking Boundaries, Chapter II: Filling the Void and Chapter III: POWER below. Subscribe to the “Women in Wyoming” podcast iTunes & Soundcloud.


Project Director Lindsay Linton Buk talks to inspiring and influential women around the state and learns about their lives, journeys and how they got to where they are today. Listen to Chapter’s I, II & III below.


Episode 01. Neltje

Abstract expressionist painter, author and artist

“I paint the moment, I think the moment, I feel the moment. You have this second, then BOOM! It’s gone. The wind comes up, and your hat flies off. You drop your glass of champagne. It’s just a moment.”


Episode 02. Marilyn Kite

Wyoming’s first female Supreme Court Justice and first female Chief Justice

“I think you’re never limited in what you can get out there and do.”


Episode 03. Affie Ellis

Wyoming’s first Navajo and Native American State Senator

“When I ran for the legislature, I knew that it would be a journey of self-growth and becoming the person you really want to be. Which is someone who understands the severity of the decisions we make, respects the chamber we serve in, and knows that it’s greater than and will long outlast me and my time on this earth.”


Episode 04. Nimi McConigley

Trailblazing journalist & politician

“You can do it! You just have to have courage, and trust and believe in yourself, and you have to accept defeat. And not let that stop you. Keep trying!”


Episode 05. Nina McConigley

Award-winning author of Cowboys and East Indians and professor at the University of Wyoming

“I think when I sit down to write it’s that I want to tell an interesting story. It’s what’s in your subconscious. It just seeps onto the page.”


Episode 06. Clarene Law

Self-made business mogul, matriarch of the tourism industry in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and community leader

“The only way you do things, you don’t do things alone. There is no such word as just ‘me’ - ‘I.’ It is all of us. It’d take everybody in my life to make who I am today.”


Episode 07. Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes with writer Isa Jones and Women in Wyoming Project Director and Photographer, Lindsay Linton Buk

“Wherever you are, go full out. There’s something to be learned.”


Episode 08. Lynette St. Clair

Eastern Shoshone linguist and cultural preservationist on the Wind River Reservation

“Dumu newe’ daygwup gay ah soowahzee.”

“Never forget our language.”


Episode 09. Dr. Diane Noton

Rural medicine practitioner and emergency room physician

“A healthy community is a happy community, and I wanted to move back to Wyoming to make my community healthy so it could be happy.”


Episode 10. Rev. Bernadine Craft

Episcopal priest, former state senator and community steward

“Instead of saying I can’t do this because ... I think what you have to do is say I can do this, I just have to figure out how. ”


Episode 11. Lori Olson

Backcountry pilot, rural airstrip advocate and director of the Upton Municipal Airport

“I don’t care if it’s 10 degrees out. If I’m in my plane, I’m where I need to be.”


Episode 12. Megan Grassell

Wyoming entrepreneur, teen founder and CEO of Yellowberry— a bra, loungewear and activewear company for girls

“When you grow up in a place where there’s no rules, there’s also no boundaries. You have all this freedom, so you’re building something all the time. I think Wyoming is a feeding ground for the characteristics that it takes to build an entrepreneur. ”


Episode 13. Mickey Thoman

Ranching matriarch of the W&M Thoman Ranch in Sweetwater County, Wyoming

“You’re kind of in control of your life to a point, but what’s gotta be done, you do it.”


Episode 14. Wyoming Latina Youth Conference

A leadership, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) and creativity conference centered around “The Power of Choice”

“We’re all human. We bleed the same. We’re just different in the way society built us.”

Episode 15. Rita Watson

The longest serving employee at the Wyoming Department of Education

“I like to be busy and do things that will make a difference in the lives of others. I can’t think of anything else that I want to do … other than work!”


Episode 16. Climb Wyoming

A statewide nonprofit empowering low income, single mothers to discover self-sufficiency through free job training, life skills, counseling and guaranteed job placement

“We as women, we as individuals, can take advantage of an intense moment in time to do our work and do it well. It can change our lives.”


Episode 17. Aura Newlin

Wyoming anthropologist, educator and advocate whose works centers around the Japanese American incarceration during WWII

“The more that we make an effort to hear people, learn about their realities and make an effort to empathize with their situations, it is harder to fear and hate them, and easier to feel compassion towards them.”