Meet Adriana Mather, Actor and Author

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adrianaAdriana Mather’s work combines two of our very favorite things: witchy vibes and subverting gender roles. She’s an actor and writer with two really awesome projects on the go right now. The first is called Honeyglue, a film that follows a woman’s relationship with someone who’s genderfluid, and the second is called How to Hang a Witch, a young adult novel set in Salem, Massachusetts, where witch trials suddenly become very relevant again. This week, we chatted with Adriana about the uncertainty of launching media projects and how feminism plays a part in all of this. Continue reading…

Meet Benita Ulisano, founder of The Clinic Vest Project

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cvpAbortion clinic escorts are heroes. That’s what the Clinic Vest Project believes, and that’s why the badass women behind the initiative have taken it upon themselves to provide completely free(!) safety vests to clinic escorts across the country and in Canada. They’ll send as many vests as your organization needs, and whenever you need them — they’ve sent more than 1,800 vests to people on the front lines to date! This week, we caught up with the woman behind the organization, Benita Ulisano. Continue reading…

Meet Katherine Fisher, Producer of Her Story

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Katherine FisherMixed emotions today, Beaverettes, because it’s the last installment of our interview series with the brilliant creators of Her Story, a six-part new media series that explores what it means to navigate the dating world as a trans woman. On the one hand, we’re sad the series is ending, but on the other, we’re so excited to see what these incredible women do next. And we’re thrilled, this last week of Pride Month, to introduce you to the producer behind Her Story, Katherine Fisher. We chatted with Katherine about authentic representation behind the screen and working through the challenge of funding projects the world needs to see. Continue reading…

Meet Nicole Bélanger, Founder of Fourth Hour and the Girl Gang Missives

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NBelangerThis week, since the Girl Gang Missives is on hiatus, we have a very interview for you with the creator of the newsletter herself, Nicole Belanger! Each week, Nicole rounds up all the awesome things women are creating and achieving each week, which she sends out in an email newsletter on Fridays and shares with Feminist Wednesday readers the following Wednesday. She’s also the creator of a few other media projects, all centered around uplifting women. Nicole has an incredible energy – her belief in the transformative power of women’s stories is palpable. This week, we chatted with Nicole about the magic of storytelling, the messy parts of working as a freelance media-maker, and the power of allowing yourself room to shift your dreams and goals. Continue reading…

Meet Angelica Ross, Co-Star of Her Story

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AngelicaRossThis month, we’re incredibly proud to be showcasing the women behind Her Story, a six-part new media series that follows the dating lives of trans women, which, by the way, if you haven’t watched yet, you should get on that ASAP. This week, we chatted with Angelica Ross, the super talented co-star of the show, about working from personal experience, showing up even when the recognition you deserve hasn’t, and taking the first steps toward creating representative content. Continue reading…

Meet Laura Zak, Co-Writer and Co-Star of Her Story

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LauraZakWe’re so excited to be chatting with the brilliant women behind Her Story – a six-part web series about navigating the dating world as a trans woman – all month. This week, we chatted with Laura Zak, who co-wrote the show and stars as the character Allie. Laura has some really insightful things to say about working in the visual media space and making content that serves your audience – so keep reading! Continue reading…

Meet Jen Richards, Co-Star and Co-Writer of Her Story

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JenRichardsHappy Pride Month, everyone! This month, we’re so excited to be profiling the creators of Her Story, a six-part web series about the dating lives of trans women. If you haven’t already seen it, we suggest you head over to YouTube immediately (after reading this interview, of course). It’s incredible – beautifully produced and acted, with a completely addictive storyline and characters to fall in love with. This week, we chatted with co-star and co-writer of the show, Jen Richards. She has incredibly insightful things to say about making representative media, the power of women in film, and the vulnerability it took to play her character, Violet. Continue reading…

Meet Parisa Wang, Creator of the Love Affair Handbag Collection

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laWe talk a lot about women supporting women around here, and it’s because it’s pretty much impossible to understate the power of female friendship. And no one knows that better than Parisa Wang. She’s the founder of Love Affair handbags, a line that celebrates the bond between women with a goal to “celebrate love, independence and growth.” This week, we chatted with Parisa about the origin story of her handbag line and why it’s important to her to uplift and empower women. Continue reading…

Meet Sydney Stoudmire, Executive Director of Woman Made

womanmadeUpsetting statistic time: Women make up 51% of visual artists but only 28% of gallery solo exhibitions. Ugh. And we’re willing to bet that disconnect has nothing to do with a talent gap and everything to do with a gap in which artists the industry chooses to validate. There’s a reason you only ever learned about men in your high school art history class and that reason is called patriarchy. Fortunately, some badass women have decided to no longer accept male artists as the baseline of good art, and are carving out space specifically for women’s work. Sydney Stoudmire is one of them. She’s the executive director of Woman Made, a gallery in Chicago that supports the work of female-identified artists. This week, we chatted with Sydney about why a space like Woman Made is so needed in the art world and why she’s “ruffling a few feathers”. Continue reading…

Meet Alexandra Harper, Founder of Women of Culture

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ah3The power of women supporting women is immeasurable – and it’s so important to talk about, to cultivate, and to celebrate. That’s exactly what Alexandra Harper spends all her free time doing. Graphic designer by day, connector of creative and powerful women by nights and weekends, Alexandra is the founder of Women of Culture, a women’s networking organization that puts on some amazing NYC-based events. This week, we chatted with her about supporting women, her feminism, and what she has in store for her business. Continue reading…