A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Two: The Fear

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A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

 

Part Two: The Fear

Once the idea has graced you with it’s presence it doesn’t take long before the fear to set in. The fear of the unknown, the fear of being laughed at, the fear of being misunderstood, the fear it’s not good enough, and the fear of logistics- how do I even get this thing started? Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part One: The Idea

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part One: The Idea

The first thing you need to make a movie is a really powerful idea. I am using the word powerful intentionally because the idea should send a supercharger to your brain. It should keep you up at night. It should make you nervous. It should feel like a secret. It should also feel like it’s such a good idea it must have been done before. Some ideas feel like lightening bolts, but others are like familiar lovers that whisper casually in your ear. Continue reading…

Women’s March Protest Song



Yesterday my husband, Sal and I woke up at 3:30am to take a bus to D.C. to join the women’s march. Unfortunately the bus never came to our corner in Park Slope, and so we flocked to the streets of NYC to join the resistance.

This morning I woke up a changed woman. A nasty woman. A woman who saw people globally show up (literally) to every corner of the world to fight for social justice. And for the first time in a long time I feel AWAKE.

This song is inspired by and for all rebels, dreamers, and feminists who want to take the match they lit yesterday and set their soul’s on fire. Continue reading…

Erin’s Favorite Things of 2016

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erinsfavthingsBy Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday and Director of Dream, Girl

2016 was a night-terror of a year, but it was also a momentous and defining year of my life. It was the year Dream, Girl was released into the world, the year we premiered at the White House, the year we met Oprah, and the year Diana moved to NYC. So in honor of the diamonds in the rough that kept 2016 illuminated, here is my list of favorite things (in no particular order). Continue reading…

Being a Feminist Now

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feministnow2By Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
& Director of Dream, Girl

It’s Thanksgiving night, and someone brings up Trump. My mother pauses their thought, thanks for them for their interest, but tells them this year we won’t be talking about politics at the dinner table. My heart is grateful, and I take a subconscious exhale of relief. I just spent the whole day sleeping, trying to recover from a sinus infection, and I’m not sure I am up to battling bigotry tonight. Continue reading…

Trumped-Up Trickle-Down Sexual Harassment

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tutdBy Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday & Director of Dream, Girl

The last job I worked at before I started my own company was horrible. It was an aging company struggling to survive in a digital world. And it was sinking fast. We had two CEOs in the sixteen months I was there, and the toxic corporate culture that permeated throughout the office was both appalling and exhausting. Continue reading…

#ImWithHer

imwithherby Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl 

About a month ago, I received my official Hillary Rodham Clinton #ImWithHer t-shirt in the mail. When I broke open the packaging my heart started to race. An unexpectant excitement swelled over my body. Holding that t-shirt in my hands felt like I was holding a piece of history. This wasn’t just a political t-shirt – this was an heirloom – something I would proudly pass on to my grandchildren one day. I felt overcome with emotion at the outrageously ambitious possibility of the first female President. I clutched this piece of herstory in my hands and clung to it like a secret shared between Hillary and I.

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Happy Mother’s Day MaryAlice

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by Erin Bagwell
Making a film about strong female role models, I think a lot about the influences I have had growing up, and how lucky I am to be my mother’s daughter. My mom, MaryAlice, is not a regular mom. Sure, she is a mama-bear-nurturing-powerhouse. But she is also a strong individual who doesn’t care about what other people think- we are all living in her world. Continue reading…

Feminist Wednesday on Holiday

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This winter we are taking a little holiday break to enjoy snuggling up by the fire, stockpiling new feminist stories, binge watching episodes of The Good Wife, Empire, and Jessica Jones (in no particular order), and waiting until the lake thaws so we can leave our dam (ok, maybe just for Betty). Continue reading…