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…

The War on Women Has Begun

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One of the promises Donald Trump made when running for president was the repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act. He pledged to repeal the act on his first day in office, which he did not do. However, he did manage to eventually create a new health care bill that passed in the House and is now awaiting a vote in the Senate.

This bill, called the American Health Care Act, makes major changes to Obamacare and is going to affect a whole lot of Americans, especially women. The bill takes away guaranteed coverage for certain pre-existing conditions, most of which affect women more than men. Some Americans may be fearful of what this health care plan means for them, but many women are terrified. Here’s why. Continue reading…

I Refuse to be an Accessory to Your American Dream

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The American Dream is supposed to be defined as the “ability to work and become prosperous the same as everyone else,” — which is great, and I agree. No gender, no race, no pre-qualifications.

Over the years though, it seems to have turned into a trope, the new American Dream becoming: “A good housewife, two kids— a boy and a girl, a white picket fence, golden retriever, and a seat in church on Sunday.”

The difference here being is painfully obvious to the attentive reader. Suddenly, the American Dream isn’t directed toward anyone in the US working hard and being successful; instead, it begins to focus on what it means for a man to be successful. It discusses the things a man would like, in order to feel successful, and prosperous, and at the peak of any possible level of happiness.   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…

A Feminist’s Primer to Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Unlike 10 or 20 years ago, many of us today have at least heard of transgender people. As a quick reminder, these are people whose gender identity (a topic complex enough for several articles on Feminist Wednesday) doesn’t match up to the gender that they were assigned at birth. Many transgender people choose to undergo hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) in order to correct this mistake, become more comfortable in their own bodies, and make a smooth transition into living as their actual gender. Continue reading…

The Intern Diaries: Week 3 + Goodbye (For Now)

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dgintern3By Olivia Land

Happy Feminist Wednesday, dreamers! Welcome to the third and final entry of the Intern Diaries, a recurring series in which I chronicle my experience interning with Dream, Girl. Although this week was short and not as action-packed as the previous two, the last couple days were the perfect way to wrap up my time with the DG team. Below, I’m reflecting on the last three weeks and musing about my future dreams for Dream, Girl and myself. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 18: The Oprah

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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 18: The Oprah

After Komal’s diagnosis it’s fair to say the morale of the Dream, Girl team was pretty crushed. We were in the midst of re-editing the movie, floating in a sea of never-ending footage, and I was trying to figure out how to navigate this new phase of Komal’s health both as a friend and as a business partner. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 17: The Cancer

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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 17: The Cancer

In the midst of re-starting the film, and editing like crazy, Komal and I realized that she needed to move to New York. Events, meetings, promotional opportunities, and the like all happened in the city and if she couldn’t get on a plane she would miss them. After a long application process, she got her Visa for KoMedia and moved five blocks away from me in Park Slope. Continue reading…

The Intern Diaries: How I Got Here + Week One

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dginternBy Olivia Land

During my freshman year of high school, my English teacher kicked off the semester with a unit on origin stories. In a ploy to get my fellow students and I to connect literature to our own lives, the teacher emphasized that idea that beginnings- whether it’s the first day of high school or a Greek myth- are important. It sounds obvious, but the environments, attitudes, and behavior we start from can play a huge role in how we progress going forward. Case in point: Almost four years after my English teacher whipped out a chapter from Genesis, here I am as an intern at Dream, Girl. Continue reading…