“American Masters” Launches Inaugural Web Series “Inspiring Woman”

Today is the series premiere of Inspiring Woman, the first web series by American Masters.

In Inspiring Woman, six innovators tell their own stories and explain how they’re changing their respective industries: podcast host Tracy Clayton, Chef Angie Mar, JavaScript developer Sara Chipps, web-cam performance artist Molly Soda, entrepreneur Rakia Reynolds, and visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.

“Our digital platforms give us a chance to spotlight new voices in our culture,” said Michael Kantor, executive producer of American Masters, “and these women are all innovative powerhouses.”

This web series is part of American Masters’ year-long online campaign #InspiringWomanPBS. People can share stories of inspirational women in their own lives via text, images or videos at pbs.org/inspiringwoman or via Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #InspiringWomanPBS.

The first episode features BuzzFeed podcast host Tracy Clayton. Clayton shares her journey building a career as a writer, humorist and co-host of BuzzFeed’s award-winning podcast Another Round, including the evolving representation of black women in pop culture, Black Twitter, and her generalized anxiety disorder.