On Hillary Clinton: Examining One of the Most Controversial Female Politicians

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hillaryclintonBy Kate Harveston

Hillary Clinton is a well-known name that sparks an immediate reaction from most Americans. Whether that reaction will be positive or negative is a toss-up. Clinton has been a household name for decades now and has quite an interesting reputation. Many people hate her, and many people love her. Regardless, of how you feel about her, there’s no denying the influence she’s had on American politics.

Here’s a look at Clinton from the time she went to law school to her latest run for the presidency. 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…

A College Reality: Fuckboy Culture and Female Objectification

By Elizabeth Patino

“Boys will be boys” is NOT a valid excuse. Ever.

Like many other women, I attend an elite college that reports high numbers of sexual assault and rape, and I can assuredly say that campus sexual violence is a scary reality. Frankly, it is difficult to avoid the ruthlessness of fuckboys, who embody hegemonic masculinity. In the classrooms, I am constantly subjected to being manterrupted and mansplained. At parties, I am incessantly objectified because of my appearance. This is the world we live in—a world established by the patriarchy, one in which men feel entitled to exploit and control women in any way possible. And this is a main component of the fuckboy agenda and culture. Naturally, I took it upon myself to deeply explore this phenomenon as part of my final project for my Global Feminism class. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 16: The Executive Producers

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 16: The Executive Producers

After my honeymoon, I felt rejuvenated and relaxed. To make matters more exciting on the way home from St. Lucia I got an email from Clinique asking me if I wanted to attend the red carpet premiere of Ricki and the Flash for their #smartideas campaign. I walked through customs crying and squealing “MERYL!” It felt like everything was moving forward in a beautiful way for the film. I was excited to get back into the editing suite with Francesca to finally finish Dream, Girl. 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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My Client, My Muse: A Story of Female Collaboration in Art & Business

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artistceoBy Kerri Lowe

“I’ve never met anyone who reminds me so much of you.” That’s what my husband Charlie said to me after he met Shannon for the first time. Shannon is one of my clients, though she’s also much more than that. For the past year, she’s also been my muse.

Shannon is the CEO of a branding and naming agency in San Francisco called House of Who. She’s also a performance artist and actress. We met because she needed someone to help out with her online presence for both of these roles, and I had recently started my business helping creative entrepreneurs with their content. Continue reading…

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…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 15: The Wedding

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Fifteen: The Wedding

With Joanne’s investment on it’s way to the bank, Francesca and I kept focusing on creative and plugging away at our rough cut. Komal hired two girls, Diana Matthews and Kylie Kendall part-time to help us build out our strategy for distributing the film. Once the film was complete we would need a full-time team to handle coordination and sales with hosts. For the moment, Dream, Girl seemed to be on track to finish in a few months, and we could start planning our release. 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…