Kat Vecchio

Kat Vecchio is a documentary filmmaker and writer whose work explores American social and cultural history, with an emphasis on gender and popular entertainment. She is developing "Big Top, Little Lady," a feature documentary exploring the lives of female circus performers at the turn of the century.

Stories By Kat Vecchio

Barnum & Bailey’s Forgotten High-Flying Suffragists

In 1912, female acrobats, equestrians and weightlifters took on a new high-wire act: fighting for their right to vote.

Meet the Kim Kardashian of the 1890s

How an unexceptional vaudeville performer turned a lurid tabloid scandal into national fame and a lucrative personal brand.

The Code of Love

Inside the algorithm that drives one of the web's most popular dating sites.