“It wasn’t a normal day-to-day kind of world I was living in at that time after seeing that film… It just lit up some place in my brain and in my heart and in my soul. There are no words. You can’t explain it when something like that happens. You just experience it. And it takes you and it leads you. You’re not leading it.”
What “The Nightingale” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” have in common is their willingness to confront conversations about race.
With so many great books coming out this month, which will you read?
35 years ago, Sister Helen Prejean walked down the hall at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola with her unsteady hand on the quivering shoulder of Patrick Sonnier. His death by electrocution that night would have slid barely noticed, then and now—except Prejean was so outraged by what she saw that she wrote it down.
Bollywood cinema has come a long way from misogynist, one-dimensional, racialized portrayals of women and feminism—but we have a long way to go towards forging a better understanding of what it means to be feminist in Indian cinema.
The self-love vibes Lizzo projects have attracted countless followers. But the feminist is also forthright about her struggles with depression—and fighting off an ever-present fear of not being “enough.”
Last weekend, Newport Folk Festival attendees bore witness to a groundbreaking occasion: the event’s first all-female headlining collaboration.
A study published this month indicates substantial progress for women’s inclusion in independent films over the past year. But gender discrepancies are amplified in the realm of more mainstream science fiction and superhero films.
Welcome back to Feminist Faves—our weekly round-up of powerful and punchy Instagram posts from feminist celebrities, activists, luminaries and influencers.
These series and films, out now, lend a glimpse into women’s experiences in the justice system—and in the midst of war.