Amy Simon, Cultural Herstorian, is the founder and creator of SHE’S HISTORY! Inspired (and alarmed) by her ten year old daughter’s desire to do her women’s history report on Cher or Janet Jackson, Amy writes and blogs about women who make and made history. She performs in the classroom, on the radio, online, and onstage, bringing awareness of and life to our unheralded, unknown and forgotten heroines.
Amy appears weekly on the Nicole Sandler Show Radioornot.com with her Fabulous Female Facts. A guest commentator for American Woman In Fact And Fiction, on Pacifica Radio Archives FromTheVault.org, Amy has been interviewed by KPBS, Premiere Radio, The Woman’s Eye, and CBS Radio. She performed as Bella Abzug at The Manhattan Borough President's Office, celebrating the Anniversary of the Herstoric 1977 Houston Women's Conference.
A mother, actress, playwright, improviser, published writer, and producer, Amy’s first play Cheerios In My Underwear (And Other True Tales Of Motherhood) holds the record as the longest running solo show in Los Angeles. Always interested in hearing and presenting what women have to say, she created and produced Motherhood Unplugged and Moms Who Write, a story salon/stage show with LA Parent Magazine and Mamapalooza (Moms In The Arts), which inaugurated KPFK’s Pacifica Performance Showcase. As the creative force and co-producer behind the four-year hit all-girl variety show HEROINE ADDICTS, Amy worked with and was inspired by many of the most talented female writer/performers in Los Angeles (including Jane Lynch). A regular blogger for HollywoodJournal.com, her work appears in The Huffington Post, Blogher, SheWrites, MamaZina, MamaBlogger, LA Parent Magazine and Cup Of Comfort For Mothers.
SHE’S HISTORY! plays in theaters, schools, libraries, military bases, museums, historic sites and for conferences, women’s groups, fundraisers, political and social justice organizations. The She’s History Education Project is fiscally sponsored by the Women’s Museum of California (http://www.womensmuseumca.org/). She is a single mother of two teenage daughters who can tell you all about the first woman to run for President.
She's History! The Most Dangerous Women in America....Stage Show Trailer
YouTube [February 3, 2011]
Amy Simon on BlogHer.com
Amy Simon, Actress Playing the Women of History in "She's History"
The Women's Eye [July 1, 2012]
LA Stage Insider
LA Stage Times [February 23, 2012]
Amy Simon bio
The Huffington Post
Actress Amy Simon accentuates women’s countless contributions in “She’s History"
The Examiner [February 20, 2012]