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…

Meet Poppy Roe, Filmmaker

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poppyroeIt’s no secret that we LOVE supporting women in film, so when we saw this Kickstarter campaign for Poppy Roe and Katie Brayben’s first feature film, we had to reach out to learn more about these super talented filmmakers. This week, we chatted with Poppy about film, feminism and the power of believing in yourself. Continue reading…