Thursday, December 24, 2015

2015's top 5 Famous Speech Friday collections

To help you find speeches of interest to you in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women, we've been publishing collections drawn from the Famous Speech Friday posts that make up the Index. Some offer speeches on a particular theme or topic, while other collections focus on the type of speaker, type of speech, or something else they have in common. It's our way of helping readers see the rich array of speeches by women in their interest areas--and now that the Index has reached 200 speeches and counting, the collections make it easier to search and sift through the speeches.

Collections have been a popular form of Famous Speech Friday post, and never more than in 2015. Here are the top 5 most-read FSF collections from the year that's almost over:
  1. For Black History month, 29 famous speeches by black women is far and away the favorite FSF collection this year. 
  2. 12 famous speeches by women on disability features speeches about disability and by women with disabilities, mental and physical. We just don't see enough exposure for these speeches.
  3. 32 historic women's speeches to close Women's History Month collects speeches 50 years old or older, starting in 1588 and stretching to 1964. It's a great short history in its own right.
  4. For Earth Day, 7 environmental speeches by women is a global collection for a global issue, with speakers from France, Kenya, the Marshall Islands, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  5. 9 famous speeches by Indian, Pakistani, and Indian-American women features actors and activists, prime ministers and a CEO, a Nobel laureate and a novel psycho-economist.
Tomorrow, we'll have the most-read individual Famous Speech Friday speeches from 2015. From where I sit, this has been an amazing year for women's speeches. I can't wait to share your favorites.