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 Meija, 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 Meija. 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.

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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…

Meet Mylene, The Co-Founder of DIVONA

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DIVONA2Considering all the odds stacked against her and systemic obstacles in her way, any woman starting her own business is inherently phenomenal. A woman starting a business aimed at empowering other women in the process? Extra phenomenal… and that’s what Mylene Paquin is. This week, we spoke with Mylene about her gorgeous new fragrance line (Kickstarter launching May 8th), how her feminism plays a part in what she does. Continue reading…

Meet Kanchan Amatya, Activist and Entrepreneur

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Kanchan AmatyaWomen are such a force for good — and Kanchan Amatya is no exception. Since she was just a high schooler, she’s been working on global sustainability issues and now works with the UN Women on empowering women and girls around the world. A true girlboss if there ever were one. This week, we chatted with Kanchan about her feminism, women’s rights in her home country, and the power of women supporting women. Continue reading…