Meet Genevieve Flati, Creator of Women Rule Broadway

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genevieveWe all know the state of current Hollywood roles for women… it’s dismal, to say the least, with one-dimensional, overly sexualized characters as the norm. But what about the roles on Broadway? All too often, the situation is the same, but Genevieve Flati wants to flip that narrative. That’s why she created Women Rule Broadway, “a live theatrical show in which women sing and perform roles and songs originally written for men.” The goal is to show in the most blatant way possible that women, too, are capable of playing complex characters… because, duh, of course they are. This week, we caught up with Genevieve to hear about her inspiration for the project, her definition of feminism, and her advice for other women on Broadway. Continue reading…

Don’t Thank Me for Sharing

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sharingBy Elysse Andrews

My name is Elysse Andrews and I am a rape victim and a rape survivor and yes, it’s possible to be both. I choose to speak out about being raped because discussion is the only way I know how to deal with scary things. If I don’t ever say them out loud, they live in my head and get bigger and bigger, until they consume me. Continue reading…

Having the Space to Dream Again

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dgupdate6By Diana Matthews

And then there were four.

With Komal back in NYC after taking the summer to recover from surgery, things have been very celebratory in our office. We’ve booked 15 screenings for September and our fierce co-founders are hitting the road to attend Dream, Girl events across the country. As the weather cools off and the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air, I feel a newfound energy. Continue reading…

The Girl Gang Missives: September 9

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

Good god, I missed you all so much. As some of you noticed, the Girl Gang Missives went on hiatus for about a month. The short answer as to why the absence is that I’ve been absurdly busy with work. The longer answer is that I’ve been absurdly busy with work — while going through the thick of some really intense healing work, and I just haven’t had the head space to write this letter to you all every Thursday night. Continue reading…

A Man’s World

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mansworldBy Jacqui Brauman

In our world of political correctness and making sure that minority groups aren’t discriminated against, I almost feel sorry for the middle-aged white males in our society. Almost.

Whilst we are far more aware of minority groups, our culture has already been established for hundreds of years by the middle-aged white males of the world. How business works, how the law works, and even how we interact on a day-to-day basis was all established by middle-aged white males. Continue reading…

Forget Fairytales

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walrusBy Christine Stoddard

I first embarked on my “Forget Fairytales” adventure while in college. I contributed the pieces to campus publications and eventually founded both Comicality Magazine and Quail Bell Magazine, too. I’ve always described “Forget Fairytales” as a feminist comic, but, more recently, I realized it lacked any degree of intersectionality. That’s why this summer, I began The Wise Walrus series, which touches on Black Lives Matters, the 2016 presidential election, and other timely issues. Why a walrus? Well, some things are just easier for a walrus to say.

Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist originally from Virginia. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Ravishly, xoJane, Cosmopolitan, So to Speak, Pank, Redbook, and beyond. She lives with her husband and assortment of oddities in Brooklyn.