Meet Benita Ulisano, founder of The Clinic Vest Project

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cvpAbortion clinic escorts are heroes. That’s what the Clinic Vest Project believes, and that’s why the badass women behind the initiative have taken it upon themselves to provide completely free(!) safety vests to clinic escorts across the country and in Canada. They’ll send as many vests as your organization needs, and whenever you need them — they’ve sent more than 1,800 vests to people on the front lines to date! This week, we caught up with the woman behind the organization, Benita Ulisano. Continue reading…

Go Girl, the Feminist Card Game

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go girl-By Jonell Joshua

The idea for Go Girl was actually born through a class assignment for my design procedures class, a class which teaches us how to use software for basic forms of design and product design. For one assignment, we were required to recreate an old game. I chose to redesign Go Fish. Continue reading…

How I Took Back My Power

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dreamsBy Nicole Wensel

There’s a place in my memory that I don’t like to visit very often. It’s painful. It’s ugly. It’s also vitally important that women feel brave enough to speak up when they endure experiences similar to what I went through.

I was 22, had recently graduated from film school at USC and had just been offered my first screenwriting job.

Let me start by saying, as much as I love acting and directing and other forms of creative expression, writing has always been the most sacred to me. Continue reading…

The Girl Gang Missives: June 17th

GGMBy Nicole Belanger
The Girl Gang Missives is a weekly report on the badass things that women are making/creating/building/writing.

Aaaand we’re back! I had a great time in New York celebrating the premiere of Dream, Girl, a documentary made by my pals Erin Bagwell & Komal Minhas, but I’m glad to be back on that GGM grind <3 Welcome to those of you who subscribed while I was on hiatus last week!

This week, the women are the making golf history, wallpaper-ing ceilings, and instructing you on how to live your best summer life. Continue reading…

Meet Katherine Fisher, Producer of Her Story

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Katherine FisherMixed emotions today, Beaverettes, because it’s the last installment of our interview series with the brilliant creators of Her Story, a six-part new media series that explores what it means to navigate the dating world as a trans woman. On the one hand, we’re sad the series is ending, but on the other, we’re so excited to see what these incredible women do next. And we’re thrilled, this last week of Pride Month, to introduce you to the producer behind Her Story, Katherine Fisher. We chatted with Katherine about authentic representation behind the screen and working through the challenge of funding projects the world needs to see. Continue reading…

I Can’t Silence Karen

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karenBy Whitney Kippes

There’s an interesting space in my brain that doesn’t understand feminism. It’s hidden. Deep down somewhere.

It’s that stupid voice in the back of my head that fuels and the horrible things I can say to myself. It’s the voice that says that I’m not good enough, smart enough, powerful enough. It says that I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going and I should just quit. Continue reading…

Meet Nicole Bélanger, Founder of Fourth Hour and the Girl Gang Missives

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NBelangerThis week, since the Girl Gang Missives is on hiatus, we have a very interview for you with the creator of the newsletter herself, Nicole Belanger! Each week, Nicole rounds up all the awesome things women are creating and achieving each week, which she sends out in an email newsletter on Fridays and shares with Feminist Wednesday readers the following Wednesday. She’s also the creator of a few other media projects, all centered around uplifting women. Nicole has an incredible energy – her belief in the transformative power of women’s stories is palpable. This week, we chatted with Nicole about the magic of storytelling, the messy parts of working as a freelance media-maker, and the power of allowing yourself room to shift your dreams and goals. Continue reading…

Meet Angelica Ross, Co-Star of Her Story

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AngelicaRossThis month, we’re incredibly proud to be showcasing the women behind Her Story, a six-part new media series that follows the dating lives of trans women, which, by the way, if you haven’t watched yet, you should get on that ASAP. This week, we chatted with Angelica Ross, the super talented co-star of the show, about working from personal experience, showing up even when the recognition you deserve hasn’t, and taking the first steps toward creating representative content. Continue reading…

Meet Laura Zak, Co-Writer and Co-Star of Her Story

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LauraZakWe’re so excited to be chatting with the brilliant women behind Her Story – a six-part web series about navigating the dating world as a trans woman – all month. This week, we chatted with Laura Zak, who co-wrote the show and stars as the character Allie. Laura has some really insightful things to say about working in the visual media space and making content that serves your audience – so keep reading! Continue reading…