Meet Cady Huffman, Director of City of Light

 

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I’m Cady Huffman, the director of a new musical called City of Light. Mel Brooks dubbed me “The Mountain Every Jew Would Like to Climb.” I’m a performer who has had the good fortune to make my living in my chosen business for the past 34 years. I also direct, produce, write, teach and mentor young artists. All in all, one lucky gal. And I won a Tony Award for playing Ulla in The Producers. Continue reading…

Meet the Women Behind Girl Be Heard

 

GirlBeHeardHi! We’re Girl Be Heard, and we’re a nonprofit organization that strives to develop, amplify, and celebrate the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making. Girl Be Heard was founded in 2008, when a group of girls—brave, complicated, dynamic young artists with things to say—came together to tell their stories. Ever since, it’s been our mission to create spaces where girls & young women can come together to build community, learn about themselves & the world around them, and have their voices heard through their art. Continue reading…

Meet Arielle Nóbile, Creator of “Belonging in the USA: Stories from our Neighbors”

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I’m the Founder/CEO/CCO of Legacy Connections Films and the creator of “Belonging in the USA: Stories from our Neighbors”, a new web series seeking to create empathy, connection, and a reimagining of what it means to be human right now in America.  I will interview different people to share their life stories, experiences, struggles, and wisdom, all in the context of this insane political climate we’re currently living in (without making it all about politics).  It will feel like you’re in each character’s living room, invited to join in on an intimate conversation between them and me, the curious seeker bringing out their story. Continue reading…

Meet More Raça, director of Home

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I am More Raça from Prishtina, Kosovo a writer and director of several short films and documentaries. My last film Home participated in many international film festivals such as Raindance, St. Louis International Film festival, Florida Film festival, Idyllwild Film Festival. I strongly focus on themes concerning women issues and their struggles. Cinematography is one path for me to tell the truth about different issues and ensure women’s rights are part of the agenda setting. Continue reading…

Meet Cecilia Mejia, Director of Development at Scenarios

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scenYou don’t have to sell us on the fact that filmmaking is one of the most important, powerful and influential media. That’s why, when we heard about the incredible work Scenarios does in empowering young people through film, we had to chat with Director of Development Cecilia Mejia. This week we connected with her on all things feminism, film, and the power of telling your story. Continue reading…

Meet Rachel James, Writer & Director of Big Bad Wolves

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 4.11.31 PMIt’s no secret that we think teenage girls are powerful and badass and a legitimate force to be reckoned with — and Rachel James agrees. That’s why she wrote Big Bad Wolves, a narrative film that follows a Brooklyn girl gang as they get caught up in some shady activity, fiercely protecting one of their own all the while. This week, we spoke with Rachel about the film and her feminism and why she does what she does. Continue reading…

Meet Jon Manning, Director of Burlesque Heart of the Glitter Tribe

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glittertribeIs there anything more fun to watch than women having fun, loving themselves, and showcasing their art? We doubt it. That’s why we’re so excited about Jon Manning’s new documentary, BURLESQUE HEART OF THE GLITTER TRIBE. This week, we spoke with Jon about being a man who’s a feminist, what he’s learned from the women in the film, and the advice all filmmakers need to hear.

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Meet Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa, Executive Director of the ICOD Action Network

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icodactionWomen get things done, simple as that, and Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa knows how important it is to facilitate this ability in order to remedy social ills and allow women to continue uplifting one another. That’s why he’s working on the Kampala, Uganda-based ICOD Action Network’s new campaign, called #WomenClinics. The organization is fundraising on Indiegogo, and this week we chatted with Michael about what exactly #WomenClinics are and why they’re poised to change the social landscape for women in the region. Continue reading…

Meet Alley Jean, Artistic Brand Identity Developer

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alleyjeanThere’s no community quite like a community made up of women who uplift one another… and that’s exactly the kind of online community Alley Jean has created. She’s pulled together women from around the world who are stepping into their creative power and starting businesses. This week, we spoke with Alley about her work as a brand developer and how feminism plays a role in that work. Continue reading…

Meet Rebecca Woolf, Writer + Director of PANS

Rebecca Woolf has not chosen an easy path- as an independent filmmaker who’s crowdfunding funding her first feature-length film (sound familiar?), it’s a good thing she’s incredibly passionate about what she does… and talented to boot. This week, we chatted with Rebecca about her Peter Pan-inspired film, why it’s a feminist endeavor, and the power of telling your unique story.

Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do.

Hi! My name is Rebecca Woolf and I am the writer/director of PANS, a feminist coming of age story based on Peter Pan from a teen girl’s POV. My film takes place in the Spring of 1994 and is essentially about the sisterhood that forms in a modern-day Neverland of lost boys. Continue reading…