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.

Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do.

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…

Why Consent Matters

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ConsentFeminist Wednesday is so excited to be partnering with Women in Leadership Uganda’s Teen Voices Programme, which encourages teens to write their stories. Stay tuned for more!

As a warning, this piece deals with sexual assault. Please take care of yourself if you’re especially sensitive to the topic. <3
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A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 14: The Angel Investor

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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 Fourteen: The Angel Investor

In April 2015 Dream, Girl had been in production full-time for eight months. During that time on our $100K budget we: payed a full time production team of five girls for three weeks (around $23K), paid for rental equipment on and off for five months ($19K), filmed all our interviews in rented spaces ($3K), filmed addition imagery of the entrepreneurs at their homes/offices/around the city ($4K), hired an editor ($3K/month), paid Komal and I a “salary” month to month ($2,200/each), paid the Mighty Oak animation team out of Brooklyn to hand craft imagery for the film ($28K), paid our executive producers to consult us on crafting the story ($12K/each). Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Thirteen: The Post-Production Team

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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 Thirteen: The Post-Production Team

When I first started on the Dream, Girl journey I had no idea the energy and the attention we would get. Once the Kickstarter campaign earned $100K my profile was projected into this incredible space where people wanted to hear more from me and why I was making this film. 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…