Rebel Girls

Katia Krafft read by May Boeve

Katia Krafft read by May Boeve

Once upon a time, a girl dreamed of sailing down a river of lava. Her name was Katia. Katia became fascinated with volcanoes when she first saw them on-screen at a small French movie theater as a teenager. So, she set out to study them, capturing their magnificent beauty and power through the lens of her camera. With her daredevil husband Maurice by her side, Katia visited over half of the world’s active volcanoes, sailed a boat into a lake of acid, and even escaped out a second-story window into a pile of volcanic ash.About the Narrator:Self-proclaimed activist May Boeve is the Executive Director of, an international climate change campaign. Founded in 2008, strives to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis through creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations. Boeve has been active in the climate movement since her days at Middlebury College. In 2006, she co-founded and led the Step It Up 2007 campaign, which brought together communities from 1,400 places for a National Day of Climate Action. Four years later, Boeve was handcuffed and arrested in front of the White House while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. Through it all she has maintained her commitment to fighting for what’s right, and in 2015 Time Magazine recognized her as a “Next Generation Leader.” Boeve is a tireless advocate for the environment and is the co-author of the book Fight Global Warming Now.Credits:This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes and Meg Murnane, with writing by Grace Boyle and narration by May Boeve. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations.Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.coUse promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!Resources:Volcano! Nature’s Inferno (film by National Geographic)The Volcano Watchers (1987 film, PBS)101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World by Julia AdamsStories of a Passion: Katia and Maurice Krafft by Madeleine ConradBrazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu and Montana KaneKatia & Maurice Krafft by Alexandre Schohn (blog post)Kraft or Alsatian Spouses and Volcanoes by Frédéric Urban (blog post)

Duration: 19 min

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